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Source Notes - A New Regular Column by Stephen Harrison
SOURCE NOTES: A New Column
Proud to announce that today I'm starting a new biweekly column for Slate. Oops, I meant this. Going forward, I should definitely be more careful with my hyperlinking. :)
SOURCE NOTES will explore Wikipedia, digital knowledge, and the search for a fact-based world. The column is part of Slate's Future Tense partnership. As you might have guessed, I'm thrilled by the opportunity to cover this subject area on a regular basis.
My first article for the series is about health information on Wikipedia. Did you know that more than 90 percent of medical students, and 50-70 percent of physicians, use the online encyclopedia as a resource?
>> Read the story at Slate. "Why Wikipedia's Medical Content is Superior"
Other News in the Wiki World: You might remember my profile of Steven Pruitt last year for The Washington Post. He's the most prolific English Wikipedia editor with nearly 3 million contributions and such a friendly guy. Well, on Saturday, he appeared on national news for CBS This Morning to talk about his Wikipedia hobby. I woke up bright and early to see him. Congratulations, Mr. Pruitt! You can watch that video segment here.
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