Wikipedia

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Encyclopaedia

Wikipedia
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Encyclopaedia
Which one do you trust more?
by misspea in Science & Technology on Jul 31, 2013
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I have the Encyclopaedia at home but I never look into it. I go google the term and there is the result on the top of the hits. It is in 99,9% from Wiki and therefore I trust it.
It is more convinient, faster to use and you get no papercuts ;)
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I trust Wikipedia, because informations in this web encyclopaedia is collected by millions of users around the world who share the same idea about many facts and subjects. Contrary to written encyclopedia which can be true or not !
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Since things are changing, sometimes even facts... I like more up-to-date changes in Wikipedia. It's also more accessible and quicker way of getting informations. But I agree with gianglih2011, so using them together will give you very releveant source of informations.
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It's kind of pathetic of me, but I write all my academic essays for college using Wikipedia. People say it is unreliable but if you bother to check out the sources quoted for everything you are reading, Wikipedia is actually a very reliable source. If you blindly copy things down, you should stick to an old school encyclopedia.
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In the old times, renowned scholars used to write what they knew into those thick, dusty books in order to save the record of human experience for future generations. And now, the future generations have come to write down their own stuff, but instead of books, they use computers. So it’s a tie if you ask me.
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Wikipedia is heavily moderated and lets not forget that it writes all of its sources before it writes content. Another big plus is that it's not out-dated. Millions of people write in it, even if 1 guy decided to ruin everything, moderators will of course ban him and "repair" his mistakes.
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With the development of the computer science nowadays, Wikipedia seems to have the upper hand, but for me Encyclopaedia is still more trustable. All the information is printed and official, even though it might be a little out of date. Wikipedia uses open source and can be edited just by anyone. That's why even though Wiki is a huge source of information, sometimes I still have to rely on Encyclopaedia to confirm the info.
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With the development of the computer science nowadays, Wikipedia seems to have the upper hand, but for me Encyclopaedia is still more trustable. All the information is printed and official, even though it might be a little out of date. Wikipedia uses open source and can be edited just by anyone. That's why even though Wiki is a huge source of information, sometimes I still have to rely on Encyclopaedia to confirm the info.
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i'am kindy old school and believe the paper..
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I use wikipedia as well for quick info, but i trust encyclopaedia when it comes to do research! The sources are official and if i want to get a bit more info on something then i might look on the internet as well if its not in the book!
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Although I used Wikipedia a lot for sources of information, it is still not reliable. The reason being that I sometimes encounter topics which are not existent anymore. What does this tell you? Does it mean that the previous info that existed was wrong?
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Wikipedia is fine for a forgotten fact but if I delve into new information I always trust Encyclopedia Britannica. As a writer I never entirely limit my research to one source.
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I can honestly say that I use Wikipedia more often, 'cause it's always available. However, I believe more to encyclopedia 'cause I know who wrote it and who guarantees for the accuracy of the information. I do believe Wikipedia, but I take the information with reserve (especially if it's political or historical information )
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While I greatly respect and admire the idea and execution of Wikipedia, if I found conflicting information between the website and the book, I would go with the book. This is simply because the Encyclopaedia was written by experts in their field. The Wikipedia article might be too, but it equally might not since anyone can update it.
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