Literacy in the algorithmic medium
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Literacy in the algorithmic medium
Reading, writing, curating, publishing, modeling, coding: what are the new skills, what education is needed?
Curated by Pierre Levy
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Collaborative-writing platform Wattpad gets $46M in financing for global expansion

Collaborative-writing platform Wattpad gets $46M in financing for global expansion | Literacy in the algorithmic medium | Scoop.it
Wattpad has raised a financing round of $46 million from a group led by Canadian pension fund OMERS that the collaborative-writing platform says will help it expand its global community of writers and readers and add more support
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Forks and Pull Requests in GitHub

Forks and Pull Requests in GitHub | Literacy in the algorithmic medium | Scoop.it

" GitHub allows a form of collaboration without collaborating. If Facebook and Twitter are social networks based upon mutual or asymmetrical relationships between users (“those you went to school with” and “those you wish you went to school with” as the two networks are occasionally described), then GitHub is a social network which allows the creation of relationships between texts through a process of replication. While users on GitHub can “follow” each other, as you would on Twitter, you can “star” projects that you interested in or “watch” their progress over time. Any public repository can also be very easily “cloned,” which downloads the project to your computer, complete with the hidden “.git” directory that contains its full history."


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, May 10, 2013 8:07 PM

Github takes collaborative writing beyond the initial stage of multi-authored, commented texts by enabling anybody to make copies of other texts, propose ("commit") changes, and either fork the original text into a new version or request that changes be folded back in.

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Why Crowdsourcing Future Is Moving To Curation, Synthesis and Things

Why Crowdsourcing Future Is Moving To Curation, Synthesis and Things | Literacy in the algorithmic medium | Scoop.it

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 16, 2013 8:13 AM

Great one.

Olinda Turner's curator insight, November 20, 2013 5:57 PM

Although directed at content marketing, these ideas translate into technical communications where users are trying to help each other find the best technical content. I totally agree that the fundamental way in which we communicate through content is shifting.

irene's curator insight, January 10, 2014 9:16 AM

Perché il futuro del Crowdsourcing va in direzione della cura, sintesi e cose varie.