The New York Times reports that for a few days last week, Wikipedia served as an essential news source for hundreds of thousands of internet users trying to gain understanding about the Virginia Tech shootings. From the last count, 2,074 editors the site created a detailed and polished article on the tragedy–including 140 separate footnotes as well as sidebars. According to the foundation responsible for the site, there were 750,000 visits in the first two days with an average of four visits per second…

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/23/technology/23link.html?ex=1177992000&en=a869e47cc243b2e3&ei=5070&emc=eta1

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