Wikipedia plans site shake-up

That’s the title of a Financial Times article this week. Wikipedia, the online user-written encyclopaedia, has seen steady growth in its users, despite people such as Daniel Brandt criticizing Wikipedia’s veracity. Now apparently Wikipedia is to introduce a more traditional fixed version of its contents in an effort to increase its reliability.

Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia’s founder, said a new “stable” version of the reference would be added to the site and audited to ensure its accuracy.

The current, changing version of the encyclopaedia – which will remain available to users – is reliant on its outside readers to catch inaccuracies and correct them.

“What we are doing in the long run is pursuing a model of having stable versions and live versions,” Mr Wales said in an interview with the Financial Times.