Friday, September 07, 2007

More Thoughts on Wikipedia

I've been thinking about Wikipedia and how publishing is changing. In the past, in order to get published you had to go through a lengthy editorial process. New publishing technologies allow anyone to publish, bypassing the traditional methods. I can't help but wonder, how many qualified experts were put off by the time it would take for them to get published? Has Web 2.0 enabled "invisible experts" to come out of the woodwork? Authorities who were previously silent because of the cost of publishing, can now easily be heard.

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