Wikipedia, not the worst place to look

Wikipedia… Not the first, or the only place to look, but no worse than anywhere else

An article on Tim Stahmer's excellent Assorted Stuff blog caught my eye among in my RSS feeds this morning.

The online encyclopedia Wikipedia gets knocked because "anyone" can contribute to it, but as Tim suggests in his Finding Value in Wikipedia post, "anyone" can also deceive Google.

Wikipedia isn't the first place I'd go to find out about — say — TEFL, but then again neither is Google.

What you do get with Wikipedia is as good a starting point as anywhere else on the cyber dungheap (aka the Internet). If Wikipedia doesn't give you the answer, often the links it provides you with will…

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