[NetBehaviour] Is Wikipedia reliable?
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Wed Sep 13 10:58:30 CEST 2006
Is Wikipedia reliable?
The reliability of information collected from at large Internet users by
open collaborative wikis such as Wikipedia has been a subject of
widespread debate. This paper provides a practical proposal for
improving user confidence in wiki information by coloring the text of a
wiki article based on the venerability of the text. This proposal relies
on the philosophy that bad information is less likely to survive a
collaborative editing process over large numbers of edits. Colorization
would provide users with a clear visual cue as to the level of
confidence that they can place in particular assertions made within a
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