Wales Says Crowdsourcing Is Offensive (Among Other Things)

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Feed The Wiki, Which In Turn Feeds Search

PORTLAND–It’s quarter to five on Wednesday afternoon and I’m wandering the Olympic Mills building, a veritable castle full of creative enterprises. The new American Charcuterie on the ground floor looks enticing, but I’m headed to “5” where Wilderness and Mr. Aaron Draplin keep an office. Alas, no one’s home at Wilderness, so I head down […]

Have Data? Display It For Maximum Benefit.

New York Times Sunday Magazine writer, Virginia Heffernan, examines what it means to be a content creator in today’s suddenly democratized media environment. We have to develop content that metamorphoses in sync with new ways of experiencing it, disseminating it and monetizing it. This argument concedes that it’s not possible to translate or extend traditional […]

Social Media Detroit Chapter

On Friday, GM launched its corporate history wiki, “Generations of GM,” on The Generations wiki lets people contribute first-person experiences relating to the company’s centennial. The company says the wiki can include anything from “A story about a summer job in an assembly plant to pictures of a first car to favorite experiences with […]

Martha’s Community Ready To Bloom

According to Ad Age, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is going the wiki way. The company already receives enormous traffic to and is a powerhouse in the lifestyle space, but it has apparently decided to see what else it might do. President-CEO Susan Lyne said, “We are at work right now on a second site […]

The Noble Wiki

According to Wikipedia, Crowdsourcing is a neologism for a business model that depends on work being done outside the traditional company walls: while outsourcing is typically performed by lower paid professionals, crowdsourcing relies on a combination of volunteers and low-paid amateurs who use their spare time to create content, solve problems, or even do corporate […]

Shine On You Crazy Diamonds

According to David Segal of the Washington Post, volunteer Wikipedia editors remove over 100 entries a day from the community-based encyclopedia. The Shiny Diamonds, a spunky band from Canada, make music they call “mind-blowing thrash folk.” Last week, the lads and their songs were tagged with a less flattering description: “non-notable.” This was not some […]

Colbert Chaos on Wikipedia

Stephen Colbert stirred the Wikipedia pot on Monday when he coined a new word–“Wikiality.” You Tube has the footage and Newsvine has the story: In the segment, Colbert logs on to the Wikipedia article about his show to find out whether he usually refers to Oregon as “California’s Canada or Washington’s Mexico.” Upon learning that […]