Wikipedia blinks

Wikipedia blinks: (From the Financial Times) “Wikipedia is to introduce a more traditional fixed version of its contents in an effort to increase its reliability.”

Quote:

Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia’s founder, said a new “stable” version of the reference would be added to the site and audited to ensure its accuracy.

Not only does this look like it’s a response to recent publicity regarding practices related to Wikipedia entries, it can also be interpreted as a response to the co-founder of Wikipedia (who Wales claims is not a co-founder), Larry Sanger’s launch of a more authoritative user-contributed reference.

In a related development, Wales told the Wall Street Journal (subscription required) that in January, Wikipedia will have a ten minute delay on changes made to “the most trafficked pages.”

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