Bertalan Meskó at ScienceRoll compares Wikipedia to its newest competitor, Google's Knol -- and comes down firmly on the side of Wikipedia. Google's encyclopedia effort allows people to lock entries so no one else can edit them, leading Meskó to argue that Wiki's approach of using the wisdom of crowds results in more accurate information.

 

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