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  • NSFW: Sarah Palin – How’s That Promotey, Embargoey Stuff Workin’ Out for Ya? – i love this guy, using the Palin Massive as a case study for author and publisjer gamesmanship. "publishers simply don’t have the luxury of controlling the flow of information any more. The idea that they can release thousands of preview copies of a new title, in electronic form, weeks (or even months) ahead of publication and rely on a gentleman’s agreement with the press that their embargo will be respected is simply laughable." – (publishing politics )
  • EPIC FAIL: the sorry state of web education in schools | opensource.com – via tech_rhet. Move away from teaching and using proprietary software – from Word to Dreamweaver – and start incorporating open source and web-based stuff – the kind of stuff that students can use to get beyond the proprietary. Excellent little article, but I wonder what took them so long to figure this out. Academia doesn't move as slowly as all that. Been doing this, and wrestling with it, for years. Might want to read this in conjunction with TBL's Long Live the Web. – (ple pedagogy webdesign wcw berners-lee plenk2010# )
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  • Andreessen’s Advice To Old Media: “Burn The Boats” – is longstanding recommendation that they should shut down their print editions and embrace the Web wholeheartedly. “You gotta burn the boats,” he told me, “you gotta commit.” His point is that if traditional media companies don’t burn their own boats, somebody else will. – (print publishing media newmedia )
  • Who Does What On Wikipedia? – Technology News – redOrbit – Ram and Liu identified seven specific roles that Wikipedia contributors play.<br />
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    Starters, for example, create sentences but seldom engage in other actions. Content justifiers create sentences and justify them with resources and links. Copy editors contribute primarily though modifying existing sentences. Some users – the all-round contributors – perform many different functions.<br />
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    "We then clustered the articles based on these roles and examined the collaboration patterns within each cluster to see what kind of quality resulted," Ram said. "We found that all-round contributors dominated the best-quality entries. In the entries with the lowest quality, starters and casual contributors dominated."<br />
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    To generate the best-quality entries, she says, people in many different roles must collaborate. Ram and Liu suggest that the results of this study should spark the design of software tools that can help improve quality. – (wikis collaborativewriting collaboration )
  • Andreessen’s Advice To Old Media: “Burn The Boats” – is longstanding recommendation that they should shut down their print editions and embrace the Web wholeheartedly. “You gotta burn the boats,” he told me, “you gotta commit.” His point is that if traditional media companies don’t burn their own boats, somebody else will. – (print publishing media newmedia )
  • Who Does What On Wikipedia? – Technology News – redOrbit – Ram and Liu identified seven specific roles that Wikipedia contributors play.<br />
    <br />
    Starters, for example, create sentences but seldom engage in other actions. Content justifiers create sentences and justify them with resources and links. Copy editors contribute primarily though modifying existing sentences. Some users – the all-round contributors – perform many different functions.<br />
    <br />
    "We then clustered the articles based on these roles and examined the collaboration patterns within each cluster to see what kind of quality resulted," Ram said. "We found that all-round contributors dominated the best-quality entries. In the entries with the lowest quality, starters and casual contributors dominated."<br />
    <br />
    To generate the best-quality entries, she says, people in many different roles must collaborate. Ram and Liu suggest that the results of this study should spark the design of software tools that can help improve quality. – (wikis collaborativewriting collaboration )
  • Patterns of Collaboration on Wikis – identifies some of the strategies that create solid collaborative work on wikis by looking at life cycles on corporate wikis – (wikis refactoring collaborativewriting collaboration research system:filetype:pdf system:media:document )
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