- “The avoidance of a return to traditional, professional models of content publication.”
Clay Shirky, in his book Here Comes Everybody wrote, “The principal threat to all newspapers small and large was not competition from other newspapers but radical changes in the overall ecosystem of information.”
Everybody can now write news / information just as long as they have the medium / media to do so.
Key Points: Accessibility and Flexibility of the Internet in publishing works by anyone willing to do so.
- A term coined to describe “Knowledge Space” - a space that doesn’t exist but is very much present in our society. (ie World Wide Web)
“ Humanity now simply has the means of harnessing significantly larger amount of available information and knowledge, BUT this does no mean that it will be an smarter or more homogenous at interpreting that material and, at extracting meaning from it.”
By having greater access to more knowledge we “do a better job of letting individuals create VALUE for one another, often without realizing it.”
Key Points: immediate feedback, continuing negotiation and socialization between the different contributors
ALTERNATIVE and EVOLUTION Open Software VS corporately driven model ofsoftware innovation citizen journalism VS top-down commercialized industrial news and media system Wikipedia and other information giving sites VS “dead white men” defining what is and is not deserving of inclusion and preservation in the knowledge classification