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Wikipedia and the reconfiguration of expertise
Heather Ford | @hfordsa | www.hblog.org
New Authorities
[2006 is] a story about
community and collaboration
on a scale never seen before.
It's about the cosmic
compendium of know...
Three major changes:
• logics
• new actors/alliances
• new technologies
Logics
“a resurgence of the idea that the
collective is all-wise”
J. Lanier (2006)
New actors/alliances
New technologies
Who will watch Wikipedia?
New Authorities: Wikipedia and the reconfiguration of expertise
New Authorities: Wikipedia and the reconfiguration of expertise
New Authorities: Wikipedia and the reconfiguration of expertise
New Authorities: Wikipedia and the reconfiguration of expertise
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New Authorities: Wikipedia and the reconfiguration of expertise

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Slides from my 10-minute presentation from Wikipedia's 15th birthday celebration at the Oxford Internet Institute goo.gl/skjCQg

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New Authorities: Wikipedia and the reconfiguration of expertise

  1. 1. Wikipedia and the reconfiguration of expertise Heather Ford | @hfordsa | www.hblog.org New Authorities
  2. 2. [2006 is] a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before. It's about the cosmic compendium of knowledge Wikipedia and the million- channel people's network YouTube and the online metropolis MySpace. It's about the many wresting power from the few and helping one another for nothing and how that will not only change the world, but also change the way the world changes. (Grossman, 2006)
  3. 3. Three major changes: • logics • new actors/alliances • new technologies
  4. 4. Logics “a resurgence of the idea that the collective is all-wise” J. Lanier (2006)
  5. 5. New actors/alliances
  6. 6. New technologies
  7. 7. Who will watch Wikipedia?

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