Wikipedia at a loss for administators and editors

Jul 17th, 2012

Wikipedia has been mocked by the academic community for years, simply due to the frequent inaccuracy of the information provided on the website. Now it appears that the superstitions of professors and academics alike have been confirmed in their validity. The number of administrators and editors alike are taking a dramatic drop in their ranks. As shown by the image on the below, the number of editors peaked at about 50,000 in 2007 and has since taken a large drop off down into the near 30k range. The drop-off may be due to the number of educational institutions restricting the use of the website and in some cases prohibiting the website altogether. Recently, I noticed that a number of pages were flawed in their accuracy. An example of this, is a page demonstrating the confusion between centrifugal force and centripetal force.

It is an opinion of many, that the website isn’t going to survive all that much longer. This new evidence suggests that such opinions may have some validity. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below, will Wikipedia survive?

Drop-off in editors

Source(s): The Atlantic