Wikipedia Takes On News

The guys at Wikipedia, the collaborative encylcopedia, have taken on news, Wired reports. Wikinews is still in beta, but fully functioning.

For those familiar with South Korean news site OhmyNews (an English version is here), the idea is similar: Authors are able to add their content irrrespective of who they are. Unlike OhmyNews, however, other people are able to alter what you write. This is how Wikipedia works, and far from being messy, anarchic or unreliable, it has proven an excellent form of peer review. But will it work for news?

30. November 2004 by jeremy
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