Friday 23 February 2018

Rear view: When Wikipedia turned wacky

Wikipedia webpage. Photo: Reuters
Wikipedia webpage. Photo: Reuters
Kim Bielenberg

Kim Bielenberg

Wikipedia celebrated its 15th birthday yesterday. It must be true. I read it on Wikipedia.

The site that has revolutionised homework and ensured that many researchers do not always have to look in boring old books, came into the world on January 15, 2001.

The web encyclopedia has become ever so sensible in recent times and the vast majority of its facts are now usually boringly accurate. But it wasn't always so.

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