CBS News covered Wikipedia on Sunday, 10 December. A Sunday Morning correspondent interviewed Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger regarding Wikipedia's revolutionary method of information sharing. The article discusses the Nature survey and mistakes which appear in articles since it can be edited at anytime by any person. Wales is quoted, "You need to have some consideration if you ... read something that seems a little crazy you should stop and think about it." Sanger confirmed the article's premise, "It is absolutely revolutionary. Scholarship, learning, is gonna change forever."
Information Week covered a recent blog post from law professor, Eric Goldman that affirmed his prior blog from 4 December, 2005 that predicted that Wikipedia would fail within 5 years. Goldman focused on three perceived weaknesses: maintenance by a small core group of contributors, additional "bureaucracy and tight editorial control" diverge from the open-access claims, and a lack of incentives to keep contributing. Goldman notes that the attacks continue, sometimes spurred on by major media figures, but interestingly, Goldman failed to note the emergence of anti-vandal bots on Wikipedia, and their use to do some of the repetitive and unsatisfying tasks.
The Japanese Wikipedia won the Web of the Year 2006 from Yahoo! Japan Internet Guide. Wikipedia won the annual prize and was ranked 1st by many polls. Noting that Wikipedia is often cited as the beginning of Web 2.0, the article claims that Wikipedia is now utilized generally for information gathering (Article in Japanese).
In a widely syndicated story from Reuters, Wikipedia was frequently mentioned in conjunction with the latest announcement from Wikia. Jimmy Wales announced that Wikia would provide free hosting services which would include providing open source applications, web storage, and bandwidth. See also The Age and InfoWorld.