Britannica Blog: Web 2.0 Forum

Various authors, Britannica, Jun 18, 2007
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Nothing like a little deliberately seeded contrarians to drive up the hit counter to what would otherwise be an unremarkable site. Britannica has Andrew Keen and Michael Gorman telling us how stupid Wenb 2.0 is, and Clay Shirky offering the reply, with some others playing supporting roles. The whole point of the exercise, of course, is to reinforce the role of the authority through these high-profile postings. Yawn. We've seen it before. Good discussion on this from Dave Snowdon, Will Richardson, John Connell, Wendy Wickham, George Siemens, Tony Karrer, Bill Brantley.
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