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New study out of the Information School at U of Washington (co-authored by Mike Eisenberg of Big6 fame) into how college students actually use Wikipedia. Among the conclusions: “Overall, college students use Wikipedia. But, they do so knowing its limitation. They use Wikipedia just as most of us do — because it is a quick way to get started and it has some, but not deep, credibility.”

Full paper here:

http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2830/2476

Discussion on Slashdot:

http://news.slashdot.org/story/10/03/16/2049229/How-Students-Use-Wikipedia

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