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Why we need a Brikipedia

May 20, 2010

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a free online resource that allowed you to see Britannica and Wikipedia entries side-by-side when researching a topic? A Brikipedia.

You would get the best of both worlds: reliability and breadth sitting next to each other. Of course, stealing from each other would be verboten. Or does such a resource already exist?

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  1. Maria Arvanitopoulou permalink
    May 21, 2010 8:24 am

    Hello John,

    I’ve been following your blog and twitter for some time now. I’m an anthropologist from Athens, Greece. Your posts are really inspiring and fit exactly with my interests. On the Brikipedia note, have you heard of http://www.answers.com? It’s a great resource of information and combines entries form various sources such as Wikipedia, Columbia Encyclopedia, Britannica Concise Encyclopedia and many many others. Was this something close to what you meant?

    Best Regards,
    Maria

  2. May 21, 2010 8:37 am

    Hi Maria

    Many thanks for that comment. I’ve come across answers.com but now that you’ve recommended it I’ll take a closer look!

    What are you working on, by the way?

    John

    • Maria Arvanitopoulou permalink
      May 21, 2010 9:43 am

      Thank you for your interest. Actually I’m a UCL graduate myself (MSc Social Anthropology, 2001). My current research interests are still shaping up. Mainly I’m looking on internet and NGO activism, but lately I’ve been increasingly interested in how the internet serves as a means/tool to give access to culture and cultural products. It’s still too general, but I want to look at it form a Media Anthropology and an Information Architecture/Usability perspective.

      Maria

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