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The Guardian scrutinizes Wikipedia again

An October 24 article "Can you trust Wikipedia?" in the fold-out section of The Guardian's "G2" supplement analyzed Wikipedia's performance on several articles (see related story).

The Register and Andrew Orlowski, take three

Andrew Orlowski wrote about Wikipedia in The Register again, this time in October 27's "Why Wikipedia isn't like Linux", summarizing some of the mail generated following last week's scathing piece on Wikipedia's quality (see archived story).

College press

Graeme Edgeler wrote an October 24 piece called "Wikis at the Gate: Academics dissent over use of Wikipedia" for Salient, the student magazine of the Victoria University of Wellington. In it, he says "An increase in students using the on-line encyclopaedia Wikipedia in essays and research papers is causing concern among academics…"

The Beacon, newspaper for Wilkes University, posted a basic summary of Wikipedia's strengths and weaknesses in "Nothing But Net: Wikipedia" on October 30.

Free images

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote about copyleft images in their article "Get free images legally via copyleft" on October 30. It includes discussion of Yotophoto, a site which began as an easy way to locate categorized, copyright-free images from Wikipedia. The article fails to mention the Wikimedia Commons, however.

Citations in the news

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Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera also cited us here: [17]. Pretty cool. Babajobu 17:41, 1 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Philadelphia Inquirer

I emailed the author thanking them for the article and suggesting mentioning Wikimedia Commons' URL in a followup - David Gerard 14:02, 1 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]


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