Wednesday, June 29, 2005

A CNET wiki

[Keyword: ]. Another great example of wikis being used by a news organisation - CNET.com's ongoing report on India's technology industry (Courtesy of Poynter). It seems the form suits rolling and analysis-heavy stories like this best.

This comes after the LA Times' experiment with a 'wikitorial' went awry. To quote from The Guardian:
"At first the comment piece evolved sensibly. But once the newspaper's online monitor had gone to bed all hell broke loose. Discussion of US exit strategy from Iraq gave way to 'Fuck USA' and hardcore pornography. The feature was pulled after 48 hours.

"The newspaper, cheered perhaps by the high ratio of encouragement to derision in bloggers' post mortems, has promised to revive the idea with better policing."

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