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Wikipedia Beats Traditional Media at Breaking News?

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By Penny Crossland

Abstract

We seem to trust breaking news provided by the 140 characters allowed on Twitter more than the in-depth articles to be found on Wikipedia but should we revise our viewpoint? And should traditional media outlets include more input from amateurs in their reports? Penny Crossland considers crowdsourced news from Twitter and Wikipedia along with research from Brian Keegan, a post-doctoral research fellow in computational science who specialises in information flows of news output on Wikipedia and recently analysed the way that reports on the Connecticut school shooting developed on the site.



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