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 > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>