Thursday, September 07, 2006

Editing by committee

Wired reporter files a story to be edited by wiki -- and discovers ho-hum results.
Certainly the final story is more accurate and more representative of how wikis are used.

Is it a better story than the one that would have emerged after a Wired News editor worked with it?

I think not.

The edits over the week lack some of the narrative flow that a Wired News piece usually contains. The transitions seem a bit choppy, there are too many mentions of companies, and too much dry explication of how wikis work.

It feels more like a primer than a story to me.

Editing on Wikipedia [A Capital Idea]


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