This LIS news post about the quality of Wikipedia mentions that Wikipedia and similar technologies worship “the cult of the amateur.” Many experts call sources like Wikipedia into question because, frankly, there is very little quality control in Wikipedia. It is an unedited information source that does not cite sources or verify information. Anyone can write anything. Thus, this becomes a questionable source for student papers. If you are interested, you may want to read this Rough Type posting about quality control on the Web.