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Slate.com reporter Chris Wilson author of “The Wisdom of the Chaperones Digg, Wikipedia, and the myth of Web 2.0 democracy” reveals the dirty little secret about the mythical wisdom of the crowd behind these social news sites.

Show notes:

4:55 - Wilson shares his secret about user-generated content websites that is little known among the general readership.

7:51 - Wilson on the pros and cons of social media websites.

9:49 - Wilson on the public’s perception of Wikipedia and Digg.

10:43 - Wilson explains his views on Wikipedia from a journalistic standpoint.

17:43 - Wilson reveals the social news editing models he thinks work best.

24:16 - Wilson on the fate of print news publishing.

27:30 - End
 
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Eric Schwartzman (@ericschwartzman) is an independent new media and social media communications consultant, the creator of the top-rated New Media and Social Media Boot Camp.  In addition to advising clients on best practices for online communications strategy and implementation, Schwartzman leads a portfolio of social media training courses to accelerate the development of social media communication skills within organizations.  Schwartzman is also the founder of online newsroom software as a service provider iPressroom.


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