The power of community content

The power of the community managed content – – this one even surprised me:

Wikipedia proves its amazing self-healing powers
Phil sez, “Remember Al Fasoldt, the journalist who disparaged Wikipedia? He was challenged by a Techdirt writer to change an item and see if his change was found. While Fasoldt dismissed the idea, Alex Halavais thought it was an interesting idea. He made 13 changes to 13 different Wikipedia pages, ranging from obvious to subtle. He figured he’d give them a couple of weeks and then fix the ones that weren’t caught. Every single change was found and changed within hours.” Via Boing Boing 8/30/04