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[ NNSquad ] 60% of Wikipedia entries about companies contain errors - correcting them isn't easy

60% of Wikipedia entries about companies contain errors - correcting them isn't easy

http://j.mp/IuII3Q  (Science News)
    When respondents attempted to engage editors through Wikipedia's
    "Talk" pages to request factual corrections to entries, 40 percent
    said it took "days" to receive a response, 12 percent indicated
    "weeks," while 24 percent never received any type of response.
    According to Wikipedia, the standard response time to requests for
    corrections is between two and five days.  Only 35 percent of
    respondents were able to engage with Wikipedia, either by using its
    "Talk" pages to converse with editors or through direct editing of a
    client's entry. Respondents indicated this figure is low partly
    because some fear media backlash over making edits to clients'
    entries. Respondents also expressed a certain level of uncertainty
    regarding how to properly edit Wikipedia entries.  Of those who were
    familiar with the process of editing Wikipedia entries, 23 percent
    said making changes was "near impossible." Twenty-nine percent said
    their interactions with Wikipedia editors were "never productive."

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