British people trust Wikipedia more than the mainstream media, the information site’s founder Jimmy Wales said Sunday, at the close of a three-day conference of the Wikimedia movement in London.

英國人信任維基百科更甚於主流媒體,該資訊網站創辦人威爾斯週日於維基百科在倫敦舉行的3天會議結束時說。

A YouGov poll of almost 2,000 British adults found 64 percent trust the authors of Wikipedia entries to tell the truth "a great deal" or "a fair amount".

YouGov一份針對近2000名英國成年人所做的民調顯示,64%受訪者相信維基百科條目的作者說了「非常多」或「相當多」的事實。

This compared to 61 percent who trusted BBC news journalists, 45 percent who trusted journalists on broadsheet newspapers such as The Times and The Guardian, and 13 percent for journalists on tabloids such as The Sun.

相較之下,信任英國廣播公司(BBC)新聞記者的受訪者為61%,信任諸如泰晤士報、衛報等大報記者的受訪者為45%,而對太陽報等八卦報記者表示信任者為13%。

Wales acknowledged that the online encyclopedia -- which relies on the public for its contributions and corrections -- was "flawed" but said that people "turn to us for reliable, solid information....We do a decent job of it."

威爾斯坦承,這個依賴大眾貢獻與修正的線上百科全書是「有缺點的」,但他也說,人們「向我們尋求可靠、扎實的訊息…我們表現不俗。」

The YouGov survey revealed however that the traditional Encyclopaedia Britannica is viewed as the most reliable source of information by far, trusted by 83 percent of respondents.

然而,YouGov調查發現,傳統的大英百科全書,迄今仍被視為最可靠的資訊來源,深受83%回應者的信賴。

After three days of discussions, the "Wikimania" annual event closed with a moment of silence for contributors who had died in the past year. This included Ihor Kostenko, a 22-year-old Ukrainian geography student who was shot dead in pro-European protests in Kiev in February. Wales named him "Wikipedian of the year".(AFP)

歷經3天討論後,這場「維基媒體國際會議」的年度盛事,在為過去1年辭世的貢獻者默哀中畫下句點。其中包括22歲的烏克蘭地理學系學生柯斯堅科,他在2月間基輔的親歐示威中被擊斃。威爾斯選定他為「維基百科年度人物」。(法新社)

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a great (good) deal:片語,大量、非常、極其。例句:She likes to swim a great deal.(她非常喜歡游泳。)

such as:片語,諸如、例如。例句:There are few poets such as Keats and Shelley.(像濟慈與雪萊的詩人現在很少了。)

turn to:片語,求助於、求教於、查閱。例句:One can always turn to music for comfort.(人總是可以從音樂中得到安慰。)

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