More warnings about Wikipedia’s credibility

“A lot of ancient-history specialists? They’re not online, let alone involved in Wikipedia. But a lot of students are going to Wikipedia for information on ancient history.” So says Danah Boyd, a graduate student and instructor at UC Berkeley, speaking to Wired News about Wikipedia. The problem, she says, is that while some articles are heavily reviewed and amended by users, others—usually on more obscure topics—get no review at all. The article also quotes technology writer Clay Shirky and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.

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