THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA Britannica is opening its pages to Wikipedia-style contributions and inviting public postings.
Britannica spokesman Tom Panelas said the Encyclopaedia wanted to inviting a larger range of people to contribute and collaborate so it could produce more coverage.
While Panelas made no reference to Wackypedia, most people seem to think it is a "can't beat 'em, join 'em" philosophy.
According to the author of The Cult of the Amateurm Andrew Keen said that Britannica is chasing Wikipedia.
There are a lot of differences between the two approaches. The core encyclopaedia will continue to be edited and will be labelled "Britannica Checked." But Britannica will now let outsiders create articles, essays and multi-media presentations. µ
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