Wikipedia has been in the news a lot lately. Some of the articles are quite insightful:
- Know It All: Can Wikipedia conquer expertise? in the July 31 New Yorker.
- The Hive in the September issue of the Atlantic Monthly
Each article examines a different aspect of Wikipedia knowledge and culture, and they fit together nicely (although presumably unintentionally). Both articles are proof that traditional print media can still be relevant and coexist semi-peacefully with peer production efforts like Wikipedia. They are also excellent examples of something other than a knee-jerk defensive reaction by incumbent media to a perceived threat (e.g., this FOX news story or Britannica’s response to Nature’s article comparing Wikipedia to Brittanica).
Meanwhile, an interesting unrelated Wikipedia commentary in the blogosphere: