Rumors about kittens and stuff

Draft of 2006.03.08 ☛ 2015.03.17

Some interesting sociological notes on Wikipedia culture:

For example:

A lot of Wikipedians are particularly dismissive of blogs—‘the ultimate vanity press’ is one of the kinder descriptions I’ve seen. Sean Bonner suggests that the anti-blog faction think blogs are just rumors about kittens and stuff. I blame Belle for this. More seriously, I suspect that there’s a clash between the collectivist ethos of Wikipedia, at least as regards the final product, and the more traditional authorial role of bloggers.