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Wikipedia, Digg – Use with caution

Have you ever looked over the definitions on Wikipedia? Aside from being inaccurate, some are obviously bias. That’s not surprising if you consider a recent study that found that “1 percent of Wikipedia users are responsible for about half of the site’s edits.” Also be careful with Digg – the content value meter, which is apparently controlled by a relatively small cadre of folks. Seems like the old 80-20 rule governs most of the web, not democracy. See Slate for the details: The Wisdom of the Chaperones: Digg, Wikipedia, and the myth of Web 2.0 democracy.

Be careful out there. The (Internet) servant is very quickly becoming the master.

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