Article on “Myth of 2.0 Democracy”

This is the required reading for class on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 for class discussion by Mark Alan Stamaty. Click image to expand.

The Wisdom of the Chaperones
Digg, Wikipedia, and the myth of Web 2.0 democracy.It’s getting harder to be a Wikipedia-hater. The user-generated and -edited online encyclopedia—which doesn’t even require contributors to register—somehow holds its own against the Encyclopedia Britannica in accuracy, a Nature study concluded, and has many times more entries. But even though people are catching up to the idea that Wikipedia is a force for good, there are still huge misconceptions about what makes the encyclopedia tick. While Wikipedia does show the creative potential of online communities, it’s a mistake to assume the site owes its success to the wisdom of the online crowd.


One Response to “Article on “Myth of 2.0 Democracy””

  1. Is this the only homework for Wednesday? I was going to check in class but didn’t get the chance. Hope you and the kids feel better, Kay.

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