Called Citizendium this is designed to be a progressive fork (i.e. a mirror) of Wikipedia's content that will evolve through "public participation with gentle expert guidance."
This is aimed at correcting some of the flaws that have been unearthed in 5+ years of seeing Wikipedia in operation (see above).
I'll be interested in watching how and if this develops - it's a much less idealistic vision of shared knowledge. The experts or "editors" will exert greater influence over the project. And they won't be elected by committee - instead they will apply.
"Think of editors as the village elders wandering the bazaar and occasionally dispensing advice and reining in the wayward. Their presence is merely a moderating, civilizing influence. They don't stop the bazaar from being a bazaar."
Share ideas that inspire. FALLON PLANNERS (and co-conspirators) are freely invited to post trends, commentary, obscure ephemera and insightful rants regarding the experience of branding.
Friday, October 13, 2006
Posted by Adrian at 10/13/2006 11:06:00 AM