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Wikipedia published its 2-millionth article in the English language version of the anyone-can-edit encyclopedia, a symbolic milestone for the world's largest user-generated Web publishing site.
2 Million Wikipedia Articles in English [uk.reuters.com]
That's quite a few articles, so, well done contributors!
The thing that gets me is that I always wonder about accuracy of the articles.
I always wonder about accuracy of the articles
Yeah, me too. The BBC has an interesting article that compares Wikipedia to Britannica [news.bbc.co.uk].
When considering entries about organizations, businesses, or people it's always a wonder of mine how much of the entry was written by the org./business/person in question. Talk about skewed and subjective....
That is exactly what proper Wikipedians will encourage you to do: A.) Ejoy its information and B.) learn to evaluate information and its sources critically.
All other encyclopedias that I know are constrained to A.
Regarding the Britannica/Wikipedia comparison: That's more than a year old now, Wikipedia has developed a lot since then.
Regarding the old editions of Britannica: True, but this makes only a very small fraction of the total information that is currently part of Wikipedia.