Monday, February 23, 2009

Britannica goes Wiki

Encyclopaedia Britannica which already contains 46 million words and other forms of media content is now inviting anyone to edit and contribute to its online version. Jorge Cauz - Britannica's president said: "What we are trying to do is shifting to a much more proactive role for the user and reader where the reader is not only going to learn from reading the article but by modifying the article and - importantly - by maybe creating his [or her] own content." Well, at last they got the idea.
Mr Cauz also took a swipe at Google for helping to promote Wikipedia via its search engine rankings. He characterised Wikipedia as containing "plenty of cracks" and "facts which are not always correct".

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