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Old 8th March 2008, 09:49 AM
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Revenge of the Experts

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By any name, the current incarnation of the Internet is known for giving power to the people. Sites like YouTube and Wikipedia collect the creations of unpaid amateurs while kicking pros to the curb—or at least deflating their stature to that of the ordinary Netizen. But now some of the same entrepreneurs that funded the user-generated revolution are paying professionals to edit and produce online content.

In short, the expert is back. The revival comes amid mounting demand for a more reliable, bankable Web. "People are beginning to recognize that the world is too dangerous a place for faulty information," says Charlotte Beal, a consumer strategist for the Minneapolis-based research firm Iconoculture. Beal adds that choice fatigue and fear of bad advice are creating a "perfect storm of demand for expert information."

http://www.newsweek.com/id/119091/page/1


YES! DAMN WIKIPEDIA TO HELL!

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Good information..... whatever happened to the old encyclopedia britania?
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Old 8th March 2008, 10:22 AM
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Good information..... whatever happened to the old encyclopedia britania?

Wikipedia, along with their inaccuracies, more or less put them out of business.

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