Clash of the encyclopedias - is competition good for sharing?
by Brianna Laugher, Software developer at a place on Oct 22, 2010
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Talk given at the Get It Louder 'SHARISM' conference in Shanghai, 22 October 2010. ...
Talk given at the Get It Louder 'SHARISM' conference in Shanghai, 22 October 2010.
One of the benefits of the open web is that good ideas can flourish easily. In the Chinese speaking web, the idea of an online encyclopedia has been especially fruitful. With the Chinese Wikipedia enjoying its eighth birthday last month, it’s worth examining whether the fragmentation of efforts ultimately leads to a better product and bigger communities, or if the “us vs them” mentality is harmful to sharing.
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