Encarta encyclopedia tests edit system


It happens all the time: You read an entry in an encyclopedia or other reputable source and think, “That’s not right” or “They forgot this!” Microsoft Corp.’s Encarta encyclopedia is testing a system that lets everyone be an editor — in theory at least.
Readers can suggest edits or additions to entries, although the changes are vetted by editors before they reach the page.

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  • Hmm Sounds like a wiki clone to me. I guess it was only a matter of time.

  • I thought the same thing.
    I think Wikipedia is an amazing tool, but I can’t help but wonder about the accuracy of the content. If Microsoft is able to do the same sort of thing with their respected Encarta data, and ensure data integrity/accuracy, then I think they’ll have a winner.

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