Saturday March 24, 2007
This week brought us news that two high ranking employees of Wiki have decided to resign.
Two top employees of the Wikimedia Foundation have resigned, citing disagreements with the board. Both publicly tendered their resignations to the community yesterday on a foundation mailing list, but say their resignations are unrelated and the timing coincidental.
It also isn’t any secret that Wiki has been under fire lately due to the rash of incorrect information that has been found on its pages.
Wikipedia is a marvel of Web innovation and utility, but the incident in Waters’ class, added to several celebrated controversies in which entries for famous people were found to be false, raises a troubling question: Just how accurate is Wikipedia, and can you trust what it tells you?