Wikipedia Suffers Heavy Loss of Content Editors

DolceTracker| As larger numbers of people (like me) turn to Wikipedia as a quick reference and educational tool, Wiki is facing a dramatic falloff of volunteers to maintain the website. In the first three moonths of 2009, Wikipedia suffered a net loss of 49,000 editors compared to 4,900 in the same period in 2008.

Eight years after Wikipedia began with a goal to provide everyone in the world free access to “the sum of all human knowledge,” the declines in participation have raised questions about the encyclopedia’s ability to continue expanding its breadth and improving its accuracy. Errors and deliberate insertions of false information by vandals have undermined its reliability. via Wall Street Journal