Rogers Cadenhead looks at Dave Winer’s long bet with New York Times executive Martin Nisenholtz on whether blogs or the Times would reign supreme by 2007. The winner: none of the above. Wikipedia outranks them both.
December 23, 2007 at 5:08 pm
I think I have to agree with the “none of the above” assessment. While blogs pulled ahead 3-2, it was just barely, and in reality shows more of a parity with the pros at best. While the triumph of Wikipedia is both completely unsurprising and a solid emergence of a third type of online reporting that Winer did not predict. Wikipedia, with its cites and sources and peer review process, addresses the questions of bias that plague both blogs and traditional media.
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