Wikipedia – the resilience of collaboration

Stever Rubel (Micropersuasion) cites (Via Joi Ito) an IBM survey of Wikipedia:

IBM tried to measure how quickly vandalism on Wikipedia an open source encyclopedia, was identified and corrected. They found that the median time for such a page to be restored was just 5 minutes. This is just another reason why reporters, influencers and soon most everyone will trust this source of authority. Microsoft Encarta look out. Wikipedia is re-writing the rules for how thought leadership is defined.

A pretty remarkable instance of the power of collaboration within a system that, on the surface, you might think could not be resilient to the ill-intentioned.


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