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The largest online encyclopaedia in the world. It has millions of entries. It is distinguished from many other encyclopaedias in that its entries are developed and modified by lay users ...

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A Dictionary of the Internet (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013

... The largest online encyclopaedia in the world. It has millions of entries. It is distinguished from many other encyclopaedias in that its entries are developed and modified by lay users rather than experts. The technology used for this collaborative Web site is the wiki...

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
100 words

...MDB B. Read , ‘ Can Wikipedia Ever Make the Grade? ’ Chronicle of Higher Education , 53 (27 Oct. 2006) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:About , consulted Oct....

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A Dictionary of Journalism

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
155 words

...Wikipedia A searchable encyclopaedia available online since 2001 that is researched, written, and edited by tens of thousands of unpaid volunteers who can range from international experts to hoaxers, and all points between. Wikipedia is frequently consulted (although rarely attributed) by journalists working on stories, and is generally regarded as a good starting point for research. However, journalists (and academics) relying on its information without conducting further fact-checking have sometimes been caught out and published erroneous material,...

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

... An Internet encyclopedia that is compiled and maintained by its users using a wiki web application. Founded in 2001 , it currently ( 2014 ) has over four and a half million articles in English and over 33 million in all of its 287 language editions. Although very popular and successful, its standards of reliability, consistency, and security against malicious alterations have been...

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The largest online encyclopaedia in the world. It has millions of entries. It is distinguished from many other encyclopaedias in that its entries are developed and modified by lay users rather than ...
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A Dictionary of Plant Sciences (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
190 words

...is so designated in order to maintain long-established, cultural landscapes. Similar schemes have been developed elsewhere, but they are often given distinctive and less confusing titles, e.g. parcs naturels et régionaux in France, and ‘greenline parks’ in the USA. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_parks Global list of national...

wikiality

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A Dictionary of Social Media

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
42 words

...wikiality [ Wikipedia + reality ] A common tendency to believe that something is a fact because of its endorsement in a Wikipedia entry, or other online source, and its widespread recirculation (not least via search engines, which favour the popular: see Matthew effect...

collaborative production

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A Dictionary of Social Media

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
76 words

...) The production and sharing of information or physical assets based on social collaboration and knowledge sharing within horizontal peer-to-peer networks open to all members of a community, facilitated by the use of the internet and social media (as in the case of Wikipedia). See also commons-based social media ; content co-curation ; digital socialism ; distributed collaboration ; distributed network ; knowledge community ; learning networks ; mass self-communication ; network collectivism ; open source ; produser ; social computing...

hive mind

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A Dictionary of Social Media

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
133 words

...connoted by widespread collective behaviour. 2. (internet hive mind) A metaphor for the internet as a homogenizing influence: such as a place where large numbers of people act in the same way or as the first place to which most people turn for information (Google and Wikipedia being described as prime cases of the hive mind). Search-query text-prediction algorithms have been interpreted as an index of the hive mind. The term can also be used to refer to large-scale online collaboration between strangers in pursuit of a shared goal, which may or may...

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A Dictionary of Marketing (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
95 words

...‘wiki’ derives from the Hawaiian word wiki wiki for ‘fast’. A user is able to contribute content to a website and to edit content of another user using a regular web browser . The most famous example of the use of wiki software is the collaborative encyclopaedia known as Wikipedia . The software is also used for community websites where collaboration is invited and for various business purposes, such as company intranets and knowledge exchanges. See also web 2.0...

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