In a world where reference materials "in print" have long ruled, the idea of Wikipedia (a global community encyclopedia that anyone can edit or add to) as a creditable information source does more than draw its share of skeptics -- myself sometimes included.
Personally, I find Wikipedia very useful when it comes to trying to find out information on newly introduced or emerging ideas and technologies such as "Library 2.0" "Folksonomy" and "tag clouds." But for other subject areas, I'll admit I'm a little skeptical. However, this recent study conducted by Nature.com has me wondering ...
Internet encyclopedias go head to head
(Nature, Published online: 14 December 2005)
Here are the actual study results