Wednesday, August 18, 2004

User Generated Content: Wikipedia

What is a wiki? I don't remember who it was that told me about wikipedia, but I have got to say that this may be one of the coolest forms of user generated content. I can't find the quote, but if I am correct, wikipedia has on average, like 5 to 10 times the number of articles of traditional encyclopedias. To me it is one of the most powerful examples of creating a context, and then allowing users to create their own narrative, although unlike some other examples I have cited, this is less narrative or entertainment, and lots more about knowledge and information sharing.

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