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Re: Ufology The Wiki-Way?

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.



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