Image Culture ☺

When I first heard we were going to study Wikipedia, I thought to my self, “what does Wikipedia have to do with social media or new new media?” My naive self was thinking of the medium purely in a resource sense; not much different than its old world counterpart, the Encyclopedia Britannica. Of course, this isn’t true at all about Wikipedia, or wikis in general. They are far more interactive and creater/consumer-centric than I originally gave them credit for. Wikis provide a way for us to write our own narrative, our own history.

It lives: History is written everyday.

My apologies to the History Channel for slandering their catch phrase, but it sums up what Wikipedia is all about. An encyclopedia is simply a repository for information that our society collectively finds relevant to know and pass on to future generations. The old media response to this need was to form…

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