This is great, James. Given this and the comment Jimmy made on stage about
Wikipedia becoming slightly more trusted in news than the BBC... I would
say we are becoming one of the more trusted sources of serious
subject-matter news.

Way to go! Let me know where you end up submitting. Would love to read the

On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 6:34 AM, James Heilman <> wrote:

> 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
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