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Publishing News: Britannica isn't dead, it's digital
document Distributed Knowledge

Some argue that Wikipedia, with its open, free, crowdsourced content, "did in" the EB. Tim Carmody over at Wired purports that Windows, not Wikipedia, caused EB's demise:...

Jayne AnnMar 17, 2012 12:08 am GMT883 views
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Publishing News: Britannica isn't dead, it's digital
Death By Wikipedia: Encyclopedia Britannica Stops Printing
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The usefulness of such reference materials has been on the decline for years, especially since the advent of Wikipedia. Whatever flaws its open, crowd-sourced editorial model may invite, Wikipedia...

Claire MackayMar 14, 2012 07:49 am GMT2584 views
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Death By Wikipedia: Encyclopedia Britannica Stops Printing
Britannica ditches books
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Britannica prided itself on the participation of high-profile contributors, such as Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Leon Trotsky, Milton Friedman and Carl Sagan. That was before Jimmy Wales used...

Jayne AnnMar 22, 2012 06:54 am GMT1414 views
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Britannica ditches books
Britannica app an encyclopedia on your iPad
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Additional social media sharing functionality is "definitely in the plans for a future release," Barlow said. "We need to be in tune with how people are using it." In a nod to...

Jason RobbinsDec 05, 2011 02:54 pm GMT870 views
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Britannica app an encyclopedia on your iPad
Crowdsourcing Tweet Gems from the Tweet Book
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I was recently asked to give my assessment of the newly-released “#CROWDSOURCING Tweet”. The project is a clever collection of the best tweets about crowdsourcing. Everything from highly-academic observations to harsh scrutiny about the practice to historical citations of crowdsourcing’s beginnings. Written by two serial book authors who have utilized crowdsourcing before in their many endeavors, Kiruba Shankar and Mitchell Levy are the perfect pair to curate this discussion. Since my response to their request quickly turned into a rave review, I wanted to share some of the best bits I read with you all.

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Wolfgang KitzaJul 25, 2011 04:24 am GMT2633 views
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The Birth of 21st Century Collaborative Knowledge — And One Radical Vision of its Future
Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Any substantive discussion of collaborative knowledge in the 21st century should begin with Wikipedia. A holy grail of information on everything from Plato to Play-Doh, the site is undoubtedly the largest repository of knowledge in the world. Featuring over 20 million articles written solely by volunteers, with nearly four million in English, Wikipedia is the sixth largest site on the Internet, behind only Google, Facebook, YouTube, Yahoo and the Chinese language search engine Baidu. Incredibly, it is a non-profit, operating with just 95 staff members and 679 servers; the crowd both authors and supports the world’s most comprehensive encyclopedia.

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Eric BlattbergDec 09, 2011 06:07 am GMT4022 views
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Co-creation: when the crowd goes beyond the experts
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The Open Source Software Community and the volunteers of Wikipedia show that in at least some knowledge domains, unstructured crowds of regular people produce results that are competitive with...

Tim SatterthwaiteDec 22, 2011 10:14 pm GMT2460 views
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Co-creation: when the crowd goes beyond the experts
Wikipedia alternatives: Where to get your info on web blackout day
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If you just need some info during the blackout, check out one of these fine online knowledge banks: 1) Encyclopedia Britannica, 2) Infoplease, 3) Citizendium 4) Download it all

Claire MackayJan 19, 2012 12:39 am GMT1424 views
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Wikipedia alternatives: Where to get your info on web blackout day
Guest Post: Lessons on Crowdsourcing with MycroBurst
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Tapping into global talent at an affordable price has never been easier than with use of a crowdsourcing website! No longer is “outsourcing” relegated to major enterprises- now every start-up can...

Luis Enrique MoralesApr 03, 2012 05:00 am GMT3111 views
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Guest Post: Lessons on Crowdsourcing with MycroBurst
Need an Expert? Try the Crowd
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In other words, the wisdom of the crowd can be harnessed to determine which variables to study, the UVM project shows -- and at the same time provide a pool of data by responding to the questions...

Jason RobbinsAug 15, 2012 03:40 am GMT1209 views
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Need an Expert? Try the Crowd
Venture Capitalists Follow the Crowds
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InfoArmy is building a service to provide profiles of companies that include information about management, competitors and estimates of financial information. They try to enlist the expertise and...

Pablo BracciniNov 25, 2012 10:24 pm GMT1084 views
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Venture Capitalists Follow the Crowds
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Start selling your crowdfunded products online with Shopify's complete ecommerce solution. You also have access to hundreds of paid and free themes, including Kickstand....

ShopifyMay 09, 2013 09:11 pm GMT749 views
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