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How the algorithmic medium transforms public opinion, politics and science: open data, open science, open public space, open living labs, open politics, open innovation...
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Lawrence Lessig, les dérives du web et la « mort des éditeurs »

Lawrence Lessig, les dérives du web et la « mort des éditeurs » | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
S'il y a une personne qui a compté dans mon cheminement intellectuel, c'est bien le juriste américain Lawrence Lessig. Je me souviens encore de l'avoir découvert à travers ses incroyables conférences TED, puis la lecture d'ouvrages marquants comme L'Avenir des Idées, Remix ou Code Is Law. Initiateur du projet Creative Commons, défenseur infatigable du domaine…
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Wikimedia says it's not building a search engine to take on Google

Wikimedia says it's not building a search engine to take on Google | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that runs Wikipedia, has denied reports that it's building a search engine to compete with Google. Recently leaked documents from a grant...
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UC Berkeley gets its first Wikipedian in Residence

UC Berkeley gets its first Wikipedian in Residence | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
UC Berkeley has just appointed its first Wikipedian in Residence: Kevin Gorman, who has been a Wikipedia editor since he was a Berkeley undergraduate.
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The battle to destroy Wikipedia's biggest sockpuppet army

The battle to destroy Wikipedia's biggest sockpuppet army | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
And it's just the "tip of the iceberg," according to one editor.
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Revenge, ego and the corruption of Wikipedia

Revenge, ego and the corruption of Wikipedia | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The unmasking of a writer who took extraordinary advantage of online anonymity to pursue old vendettas
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Wikipedia Doesn’t Realize It's the Developing World’s Internet Gatekeeper

Wikipedia Doesn’t Realize It's the Developing World’s Internet Gatekeeper | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it

Good intentions or not, Wikipedia Zero has given the community the opportunity to censor the developing world's internet experience. Angolan pirats using Wikipedia Zero

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Open access - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Open access - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Open access comes in two degrees: gratis open access, which is free online access, and libre open access, which is free online access plus some additional usage rights. These additional usage rights are often granted through the use of various specific Creative Commons licenses.

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Essay of the Day: Collective Intelligence and Neutral Point of View in the Case of Wikipedia

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Paz Barceló's curator insight, November 18, 2013 6:18 AM

Sobre los límites de la inteligencia colectiva.

luiy's curator insight, November 18, 2013 9:06 AM

We examine whether collective intelligence helps achieve a neutral point of view (NPOV) using data from Wikipedia’s articles on US politics. Our null hypothesis builds on Linus’ Law, often expressed as “Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow.” Our findings are consistent with a narrow interpretation of Linus’ Law, namely, a greater number of contributors to an article makes an article more neutral. No evidence supports a broad interpretation of Linus’ Law. Moreover, several empirical facts suggest the law does not shape many articles. The majority of articles receive little attention, and most articles change only mildly from their initial slant. Our study provides the first empirical evidence on the limit of collective intelligence. While many managers believe that they could improve their products by taking advantage of the wisdom of crowds, we show that in the case of Wikipedia, there are aspects such as NPOV that collective intelligence does not help achieve successfully.

Rick Frank's curator insight, November 18, 2013 9:34 AM

Interesting idea, but OMG this is boring to read, needs some STYLE.

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Is Wikipedia's front page for sale?

Is Wikipedia's front page for sale? | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The online encyclopedia is currently struggling to address the rise of publicists and marketing agents who turn a profit by generating articles on behalf of their clients.
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