Monday, April 04, 2011

Wikicountability Site Takes Aim at Obama - NYTimes.com

It’ll be interesting to see how “open” and accountable the site sponsors will be

Many companies and organizations, including the United States Army, have seized on the Wikipedia model to encourage their members to build up information collaboratively. This seems to be an early effort to use the idea behind WikiLeaks, a repository of secretive or difficult-to-obtain documents, for a specific political end.

In much the same way news outlets have tried to harness social networking tools to improve their reports and then popularize them, Crossroads GPS is experimenting with a system of distributed accountability (or distributed opposition research, if you prefer).

Wikicountability Site Takes Aim at Obama - NYTimes.com

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