[Taxacom] Google, Wikipedia, and EOL

Stephen Thorpe s.thorpe at auckland.ac.nz
Tue Sep 1 16:08:52 CDT 2009

Mammals might be particularly popular (along with birds and other big and fuzzy or feathery creatures) on Wikipedia. It would be interesting to see how the results compare with invertebrates and/or other organisms...


From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Roderic Page [r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk]
Sent: Wednesday, 2 September 2009 12:56 a.m.
Subject: [Taxacom] Google, Wikipedia, and EOL

Dear All,

I've written a short blog post looking at what sites Google returns
when you search for all mammal species by scientific name. Can't say
I'm surprised by the results, but the magnitude of the difference
between Wikipedia and the rest is quite striking.

The post is at http://iphylo.blogspot.com/2009/09/google-wikipedia-and-eol.html
   (or http://tinyurl.com/n7ey68 is that gets mangled).



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