Monday, April 25, 2011

Ted 2.0 Collaboration

The birth of Wikipedia as told by Jimmy Wales:

The video gives an excellent example of collaboration and the birth of Wikipedia. This shows the influence of information that is provided by both scholarly and non-scholarly sources from all over the world. However the video provides the original intent of the website and how it served as an original open source digital encyclopedia with a neutral viewpoint.

This allows local/national and global information sharing on any given subject/topic person etc.. The website has had problems in the past as some the information posted about people and situations were deemed to violate some cultural/moral and privacy laws in various countries throughout the world.

Questions for the group are as follows:

Should the website be held accountable for the information that it is presented or is the disclaimer enough?

Has the orginal intent made information sharing more commonplace among researchers and can we use this type of approach to gain better research results?

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