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Wikipedia and editorial control

Posted on Mon, Jun 19, 2006 at 4:07 PM by Andrew Chadwick

People have been predicting its demise for quite some time, so it's interesting to look at what's happening (registration required) in the world of Wikipedia. In short, greater recognition of the efforts of the 1000 or so 'core' writers, editors and watchdogs and a willingness to close articles to further editing in the name of quality control. This looks like a future direction for similar developments, particularly blogging. A compromise between the free-for-all and the old hierarchical models in content production?

MySpace and politics

Posted on Mon, Jun 05, 2006 at 10:38 AM by Andrew Chadwick

I was slightly surprised to read Victor Keegan in The Guardian mentioning the role of MySpace in campaigning during the recent National Union of Students elections. Having Googled around a bit it seems there is something bubbling under. I've been working on a project with my colleague James Sloam (a long way from seeing the light of day) about whether parties can adapt to young people's changing modes of political participation and this is intriguing. Watch this (My)Space.

Update: See the Comments on this post.

Edited on: Wed, Jun 14, 2006 5:52 PM

RFID hackers

Posted on Fri, Jun 02, 2006 at 8:25 PM by Andrew Chadwick

Entertaining article by Annalee Newitz about RFID hackers.

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