Wikipedia and the Wisdom of the Crowds: Re-Thinking Knowledge Creation, Reliability and Expertise in the Age of Wikipedia

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Abstract

In the span of 10 years Wikipedia has grown to include 3.8 million articles. The site currently receives almost 3 billion page views per month in the United States. Wikipedia’s success is due largely to its reliance on crowdsourcing to create and distribute information. This Non-Org will address questions such as: What is the wisdom of the crowds? How is Wikipedia shaping today’s information landscape? How reliable are Wikipedia articles? and How should higher education respond to Wikipedia?

Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - Mar 6 2012
EventIllinois Wesleyan University Non-Org -
Duration: Mar 6 2012 → …

Conference

ConferenceIllinois Wesleyan University Non-Org
Period3/6/12 → …

Keywords

  • wikipedia
  • expertise

Disciplines

  • Library and Information Science

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