I better than you says German Wikipedia

Are you using Brockhaus, Germany’s commercial encyclopaedia? If yes: STOP! RIGHT NOW! An analysis by Stern Magazine has found that the German Wikipedia was more accurate, complete, had up-to-date information, and was easy to read.

Stern Magazine commissioned the WIND research institute to do the research and give Brockhaus and Wikipedia a rating where 1 is the best and 6 is the worst. Wikipedia’s average rating was 1.7 while Brockhaus’ rating was one higher at 2.7 (i.e. Brockhaus was far worse).

WIND ranked 50 articles from each encyclopaedia with 43/50 articles from Wikipedia being better than the commercial equivalent.

In June it was announced that the German Wikipedia was to receive state funding.

The German Wikipedia is second only to the English Wikipedia in terms of the amount of articles (673,000).


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