New S4BE Contributor Amy came along to the S4BE Wikipedia Editathon. In this blog she discusses how Wikipedia can help share the latest health information and how she found editing Wiki for the first time…
Next time you visit your doctor you may find that they’re relying on Wikipedia. I went to India to find out why this isn’t as scary as you might think, and how much everyone’s favourite free encyclopaedia is revolutionising the world of medicine.
I did it. I’ve been inducted. Ascended to a higher plain of existence. Yes, that’s right: I am now a Wikipedia editor. And it actually wasn’t that hard.
Missed the event? Don’t worry. Here you have another chance to go through the workshops and the edits.
The UK Cochrane Centre has been kind enough to help us choose our Wikipedia Week topics and set a task list, Ammar tells us more.
Ready to get involved with editing Wikipedia? Read Ammar’s guide.
After 8 long years of University education I have to admit that I still do it. What’s worse; I’ve even been known to do it for my own area of research. So why do I still Wikipedia when I can access the literature? And why I am becoming a Wikipedia editor for for the S4BE Editathon?