Thursday, August 31, 2006


A Wiki is an online database, thats added to and updated by its users, thru the browser. One well known (and a key reference for me, in PChuck's Network) wiki is Wikipedia.

A Wiki is an online example of democracy in action. One person can write anything, but if everybody else participating sees that something is bogus, they will correct as necessary. Since correcting a WiKi is done by hand, any single person trying to make bogus entries is generally outvoted by the other participants, and technical correctness prevails. This principle is similar to the ESP Game, as discussed by Luis Von Ahn: July 26, 2006 Human Computation, and to the Google Image Labeler.

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