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Shirky and Sanger, or the costs of crowdsourcing

O'Neil, Mathieu

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Online knowledge production sites do not rely on isolated experts but on collaborative processes, on the wisdom of the group or "crowd". Some authors have argued that it is possible to combine traditional or credentialled expertise with collective production; others believe that traditional expertise's focus on correctness has been superseded by the affordances of digital networking, such as re-use and verifiability. This paper examines the costs of two kinds of "crowdsourced"encyclopedic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/58282
Source: Journal of Science Communication

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