Debunking the Wisdom of the Crowds Myth with Slate Reporter Chris Wilson
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Slate reporter Chris Wilson — author of “The Wisdom of the Chaperones Digg, Wikipedia, and the myth of Web 2.0 democracy” — reveals the dirty little secret about the mythical wisdom of the crowd that never materialized.
4:55 – Wilson shares his secret about user-generated content websites that is little known among the general readership.
7:51 – Wilson on the pros and cons of social media websites. 9:49 – Wilson on the public’s perception of Wikipedia and Digg.
10:43 – Wilson explains his views on Wikipedia from a journalistic standpoint.
17:43 – Wilson reveals the social news editing models he thinks work best.
24:16 – Wilson on the fate of print news publishing.
27:30 – End
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