Monday, October 03, 2005

Esquire's Wikipedia article experiment

LISNews reports on AJ Jacobs's experiment with a wiki article for Esquire posted in Wikipedia. The experiment was to see if and if so, how quickly, Wikipedia readers would find and edit mistakes in Jacobs's original and intentionally error-ridden post. "According to the Wikipedia page for Jacobs' story, the article was edited 224 times in the first 24 hours after Jacobs posted it, and another 149 times in the next 24 hours. Check out the experiment, cast in Web-stone with the article text and the history of edits.


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