1. How many articles did Nupedia have?!?

    I was recently asked by a journalist -- doing the fact-checking quality journalism aspires to -- what was the basis for the claim that Nupedia had 24 completed articles when it crashed.

    "24 articles" is a frequently cited but rarely sourced factoid; I use this number myself in the book. However, it …

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  2. Wikipedia 10K redux: Top 20 contributors

    Here are the folks who appear to be the top 20 contributors to Wikipedia's first 10,000 edits. ('Josh Grosse' was combined with 'JoshuaGrosse', as well as 'Larry_Sanger' with 'LarrySanger'. The Internet addresses could also be one of the named people.)

          1724   TimShell
          1099   LarrySanger
          1035   JoshuaGrosse
           562   JimboWales
           434 …
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  3. Wikipedia 10K redux

    Sadly, for those of us interested in Wikipedia's history, much material has been lost. For example, I found that it was common for people involved in Wikipedia's founding to no longer have their e-mails from that period. (Public archives fared a little better, but not perfectly so, as seen in …

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  4. Amazon Turk versus Wikipedia

    Since I have been back in Cambridge, I have seen no less than three presentations by researchers at Harvard and MIT on the use of Amazon Turk in social science experiments. I don't think it's a stretch to say that the ability to easily and efficiently recruit experimental subjects online …

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  5. What is WikiLeaks?

    I think it is interesting that with the diplomatic cable leaks we've seen more venom from those who were ambivalent, and more ambivalence from those who were supportive. (My own ambivalence increased with the release of the diplomatic gossip.) I think this speaks to a change of scale common in …

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  6. What Technology Wants

    One might think the title of Kevin Kelly's new book, What Technology Wants, is meant to be provocative except that he means it literally. Or nearly so. His technium is the global techno-socio structure, the sustaining network of self reinforcing technological processes, the momentum pushing us toward progress (11-13). Yes …

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