Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Week 7 - Wikis

Wikis are powerful tools for compiling and organizing information. I think the beauty of the wiki comes from the wisdom of the crowd. The aggregate information supplied by laypeople can easily outshine the expertise of an individual through the power of a wiki. For an extremely dorky example, take WoWWiki, which has 74,856 articles and can be edited by anyone. None of the published guides or websites sponsored by Blizzard, the company which created WoW, can hold a candle to the information held in WoWWiki in terms of comprehensiveness or depth of detail.

Of course there are opposing viewpoints...