pseudonympholepsy1 karma2019-07-04 15:21:44 UTC
Hope I'm not infringing too much on copyright here. I did actually read Open Sources 2.0... here are some of my notes.
"Governance issues are, in my opinion, the primary failing of Wikipedia
Perhaps this brings to mind something else?
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pseudonympholepsy1 karma2019-07-03 23:23:56 UTC
Dear Larry. Out of all the motivations found in typical volunteer work (something to put on the resume, community, possible altruism), what do you think is the primary factor driving people to give up their time for the creation of an online encyclopedia / other media? It seems like an absurd thing if you simply put it into words: "Hey, wanna go write an encyclopedia with me?" Nonetheless, it happened. I think much of the academic literature that has dealt with theorizing the motivations behind volunteer work falls short once the work is online. Imagine if we could come up with a proper framework for motivating humanity into productivity. Yes, let's herd the sheep.
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