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A Wikipedia wizard and blogger

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/sbmj.0711409 (Published 01 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:0711409
  1. Tiago Villanueva, doctor and writer1
  1. 1USF Tornada, Portugal

Bertalan Mesko combines being an editor and administrator of Wikipedia with medical student studies, as Tiago Villanueva found out

How did you get involved with Wikipedia?

In 2005 I started editing the Hungarian Wikipedia and later became an administrator. In October 2006 I became an administrator in the English Wikipedia. Now I maintain the medicine portal, medicine wikiproject, and medical collaboration of the week, and I'm the creator and maintainer of the medical genetics wikiproject.

How do you think Wikipedia will develop?

Wikipedia has a great future. The most common criticism is that it can be edited by anyone. The most important task for Wikipedia editors is to reference statements, numbers, and dates. I won't consider an article reliable if it lacks appropriate references, even if it is written by a professor.

Why blog?

To …

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