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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

HEADS UP! A *fabulous* new online information resource!

As any online researcher knows, as great as wikipedia has been for a basic information resource for the majority of so many subjects, there have been some serious accuracy problems because of hackers and contributors who were either biased, incorrectly or poorly informed about the subject they posted.

Wikipedia's system allows just about anyone to contribute or edit articles in its resource service.

To correct the errors brought about by wikipedia's vulnerable contributing and editing systems, Larry Sanger, who helped establish wikipedia -- is out to correct its systemic accuracy and vulnerability problems by establishing the new citizendium!

Citizendium, "a citizen's compedium of everything," has stringent rules for contributors and editors so both accuracy and being the world's largest information resource are its equally primary functions.

Read the full story here.

I'm very excited about the establishment of citizendium.

While, as you know, I have extensively used wikipedia articles for references, I've also had to exclude them when I've questioned or been aware of more or better information about a subject.

Citizendium is already online and underway. If you're an expert on any subject or a qualified editor - contact them to have your work or information included at citizendium.

Within months, I expect it to exceed wikipedia's use because of its elevated credibility and the increased measures taken to protect its content.

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  • At 12:16 PM, Blogger cp said…

    Thanks for the comment, Michael! The Highbrid Nation story about wiki/citi is well worth reading! You're right - thank God we NEVER have to go back to the old looking up stuff in the stacks of encyclopedia books!


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