The Encyclopedia Movement

Unbelievable stats. Had no idea this was in the works. Article worth checking out. Maybe you have something to contribute?
clipped from www.sciencedaily.com

Tools Let Public Contribute To Massive Interactive Online Biodiversity Encyclopedia
ScienceDaily (Aug. 26, 2009)
Over 30,000 still images and video, as well as local information about changing biodiversity, have been uploaded to the Encyclopedia of Life via new tools that let the public contribute as never before to a global online science collaboration of unprecedented scale.
Almost 40% of the 31,000 images so far have come from five photographers – from Portugal, Australia (2), Spain and Austria. The best of the lot, including winners of regular EOL photo contests, are showcased at http://www.flickr.com/groups/1056008@N20.
we intend to harness the eyes and collective brainpower of hundreds of thousands of users to spot intriguing new information, share observations, and enhance EOL’s role as a leading provider of accurate and relevant biodiversity information,”
Since its unveiling in early 2008, the site has attracted 1.8 million unique visitors from more than 200 countries.
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