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Monday, April 13, 2009

Battling Wikis

I only recently became aware of a website called WikiRun. It looks like it's been around for a while as there's quite a bit of info on it. What's there is decently useful in terms of overall info about elite-level track and field. It looks like the online community has worked hard at this not-for-profit resource.

Runner's World recently started its own RunPedia, and there's almost nothing on it. For example, they've put together a "running trails" section, and not a single trail has yet been uploaded by a user. What's there is geared towards the basic runner -- currently, the most recent article is "Dean Karnazes, Elite Athlete" (is there an emoticon for "vomiting in disgust"?)

The masses have voted, and they are wise. Big business should be afraid of net neutrality, because there are a lot of them who deserve to fail but are profitable only due to a huge market share. Their wealth has no power over wikis, blogs and similar community-based tools.

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