August 6, 2010
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Crowdsourcing Revisited

The keepers of the $47,870 directory think I’m a crank for expressing some doubt that crowdsourcing is the best way to conduct literary criticism or to organize a reference library. Isn’t public tagging obviously democratic and full of open-source virtue?

We now learn that Digg has been systematically distorted for years by a cadre of Republicans who worked together to inflate the scores of wingnut sites and who tried to bury everything that did not further their agenda.

But of course literature is free from factions, movements, and personal animosities.

Crowdsourcing Revisited
Thanks to Mary Kim Arnold for the chart link!