Thursday 14 July 2005

Clay Shirky interview: Breaking news and Wikipedia

Following on my post earlier this morning, you might also like to take a look at this recent interview with Clay Shirky picked up by Jim Phelps on his blog.

When asked if Wikipedia could be the replacement for all traditional media on breaking news, Shirky comments that "Wikipedia solves that problem, while at the same having a symbiotic relationship with those news analysts because it points people to the written versions of stories at a certain point in time. So I don't think it replaces them, but I do think it lowers the need for those outlets to have to just continually repeat the basic story in the absence of facts because the Wikipedia is a better place to handle that period of the breaking news."

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