<CPOV> UvA students create new Wikipedia entries and blog about it

Joseph Reagle joseph at reagle.org
Wed Oct 6 14:27:11 CEST 2010

On Wednesday, October 06, 2010, Geert Lovink wrote:
> over the past week nearly 60 students of mine who are following the  
> New Media Practices course of the New Media masters at Mediastudies  
> (University of Amsterdam, humanities faculty) had the assignment to  
> write a new Wikipedia entry. They also had to write a blog posting  
> about this experience on the collaborative blog called Masters of  
> Media. This blog was founded in September 2006 and is now in use by  
> the fifth generation of students.

It is interesting to peruse through the blogs, but I'd be interested in a big picture reflection. In reading the various entries this was not new to some and alienating (e.g., deletion and rules), etc. So I'm left wondering about the balance such as of those who never edited WP before, how many would bother to try to edit it again?

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