From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul> Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2010 08:07:37 -0400 Archived: Fri, 01 Oct 2010 08:20:21 -0400 Subject: Re: Ufology The Wiki-Way? >From: Diana Cammack <cammack.nul> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> >Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2010 09:59:36 +0200 >Subject: Ufology The Wiki-Way? >This forwarded from a friend. Is there a lesson here for UFO >research & rapid info-sharing? >Diana >----- >Source: The Economist >http://www.economist.com/node/17091709 >Sep 23rd 2010 >Schumpeter >The Wiki Way I guess it depends on the level of sharing and how much vetting the information is going to receive. Wikipedia is a great tool, but you have to check the information for accuracy. I've seen information wars between individuals who keep updating UFO sightings with their own version of the tale. Neither really wins, and the person that can hold out the longest has their version represented as fact. I've suggested a full blown 'Forum' to some people, but they've all rejected it as too much work. Technology can help to get information to the masses, but the masses are now really controlling the genre on the Internet. Most of the 'old-guard nuts-n-bolt' researchers have faded from view and are now in the background on most Lists just shaking their heads. Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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