Hi James,

thanks for sharing.

This shows exemplary the success of Wikipedia for being a trusted spot for
information. It also shows its growing responsibilities. News like this are
encouraging on so many levels.

Best regards

Jens Best
Am 04.12.2014 15:34 schrieb "James Heilman" <jmh...@gmail.com>:

> Hey All
>
> I would like to share the following:
>
> “Wikipedia has been the most widely used single source of information about
> Ebola in the most affected countries, among people who searched for
> information through Bing. The use of Wikipedia was greater than that of
> either CNN, the World Health Organization, or the Center for Disease
> Control during the time periods examined. The countries in question
> include: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea."
>
> I have been collaborating with a researcher from microsoft by the name of
> Elad Yom-Tom who has provided this interesting data. We are looking at
> submitting something to a peer reviewed journal soon. Journal will of
> course need to be Open Access, PLoS Medicine or Open BMJ interested?  :-)
>
> I think this is a real accomplishment for all the amazing individuals and
> organizations that have made Wikipedia what it is today including the many
> dedicated Wikipedians, the Wikimedia Foundation, our collaborators at
> Translators Without Borders, the Cochrane Collaboration, and the University
> of California San Francisco College of Medicine among others. I hope this
> is also encouragement for organizations such as the World Health
> Organisation among others that are not currently engaging with Wikipedia as
> a platform for knowledge sharing to do so.
>
> --
> James Heilman
> MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian
>
> The Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine
> www.opentextbookofmedicine.com
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