[Youtube] Crowdsourcing: Wikipedia vs. The Economist
Given this dynamic state, perhaps Wikipedia is as much to threat to journalism as YouTube is to TV. Two diverse questions came to mind as I read an article on crowdsourcing: Is crowdsourcing losing its appeal? Is journalism threatened by Wikipedia? Recently, the Economist published an article on crowdsourcing that discussed the past and future of this social medium where idea generation is outsourced to online crowds. The author illustrated the success of crowdsourcing with examples drawn from Wikipedia, the Library of Congress (using Flikr) and Google.
SEPTEMBER 18, 2008
ACQUIRING MINDS [Youtube] Crowdsourcing: Wikipedia vs. The Economist