These are my links for March 15th through March 17th:
- Digg, Wikipedia, and the Myth of Web 2.0 Democracy. – "At both Digg and Wikipedia, small groups of users have outsized authority." No one ever expected it to be truly democratic, but it does give pause as to who is deciding what learning we get – probably still better than the norm.
- Is User-Generated Content Out? | Newsweek Technology | Newsweek.com – "The individual user has been king on the Internet, but the pendulum seems to be swinging back toward edited information vetted by professionals." The trend continues. I still believe their is a huge "curator" role for editors to play.
- Where Every Ad Knows Your Name – Bits – Technology – New York Times Blog – Loise Story of the New York Times asks an insightful question that reveals just how far we have come in "personalizing" the Web. It certainly raises privacy issues, but it also open the possibility of tailored content and delivery.