It’s interesting to hear about possible changes for Wikipedia.
He made a couple of very interesting points about how wrong some of the info was on Wiki.
Under proposals announced by Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, many changes to the online encyclopaedia’s content would have to be approved by a group of moderators.
As it stands, Wikipedia allows anybody to make changes to almost all of its 2.7 million pages, with only a handful of entries protected.
The new system, called Flagged Revisions, would still see trusted users’ changes to content reflected immediately.
However, changes made by lesser known users would be ‘flagged’, and would need the approval of a moderator before appearing on the site.
Mr Wales proposed the measures to improve the site’s accuracy last week.
It came after a Wikipedia entry falsely announced the death of Ted Kennedy, after the ailing Senator collapsed during Barack Obama’s inaugural lunch.
I have to agree with the idea of moderators as this would hopefully improve accuracy!