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Ramblings by Jaya Jha

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Democratization and Reliability of Information

Was Wikipedia gamed by the BBC?

This is just one "high-profile" cases. It needs no rocket science to understand as to how obviously the two "Democratization" and "Reliability" of Information are in conflict. Will it be possible to keep a check on it? While what the above article has been criticized for may still not do much harm, there certainly are more pathological possibilities. What if a competitor in Business puts mis-leading information on the net in an easily locatable place? What if mis-leading political propaganda is being fulfilled by putting fake information all over the net, which simply by the virtue of its presence everywhere would look convincing to common people? And there can be more...

But of course a more optimistic view could be that checks and balances will also evolve - somehow. Let's see.

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1 Comments:

  • At Wed Sep 27, 04:22:00 PM 2006, Anonymous rajeev said…

    Hi,

    Nice blog!

    Why don’t you consider writing about some of the new

    “India 2.0” sites that are creating a little buzz as

    well?

    Eg: www.ilaaka.com

    www.onyomo.com

    Thanks!

    Rajeev

     

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