Wikipedia interruptus?

Wikipedia interruptus?

Summary: There has been a lot of brou-ha-ha as of late over the Wikipedia and how it's run and I haven't pointed to any of it because my assumption has been that it will eventually work itself out (as many problems in the social medium often do). To that end, I thought this report from Nicholas Carr was significant: The man who invented Wikipedia now wants to bury it.

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There has been a lot of brou-ha-ha as of late over the Wikipedia and how it's run and I haven't pointed to any of it because my assumption has been that it will eventually work itself out (as many problems in the social medium often do). To that end, I thought this report from Nicholas Carr was significant:

The man who invented Wikipedia now wants to bury it. Larry Sanger, the controversial online encyclopedia's cofounder and leading apostate, announced yesterday, at a conference in Berlin, that he is spearheading the launch of a competitor to Wikipedia called The Citizendium. Sanger describes it as "an experimental new wiki project that combines public participation with gentle expert guidance."

The Citizendium will begin as a "fork" of Wikipedia, taking all of Wikipedia's current articles and then editing them under a new model that differs substantially from the model used by what Sanger calls the "arguably dysfunctional" Wikipedia community.

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  • ...or dysfunctionally argumentary

    Wikipedia is great but could do with dingbat-proofing.
    Langalibalene
  • Time on Task

    How much time will experts be willing to invest in a 'new' Wikipedia, I wonder.
    dusher
  • Just curious

    Is the term 'wiki' a trademarked term?

    http://opendomain.blogspot.com/
    opensourcepro
    • It's a Hawaiian word.

      Legend has it that Ward Cunningham was inspired by the words "wiki wiki" on the side of a bus in Hawaii.

      db
      dberlind