Participatory Culture: Wikipedia’s 10 Year Anniversary

NPR’s weekly program, On the Media, and its thorough website are reliable sources for Research Paper inspiration. Earlier this year, OTM commemorated Wikipedia‘s 10th anniversary with an interview. Their abstract suggests that Wikipedia’s casual spirit of productive recreation nevertheless serves noble social purpose:

Wikipedia, the free, web-based, crowd-sourced, multi-lingual encyclopedia, turns 10 years old this month. Brooke talks to Sue Gardner, executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, about the challenges of maintaining an online democracy that doesn’t descend into chaos, and also about what it’s like to be targeted by Stephen Colbert’s horde of vandals.

You can listen to the whole interview or read the transcript on On The Media‘s website:

http://www.onthemedia.org/transcripts/2011/01/14/04

 

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