Students shun search for information offline

What a surprise: a well-written article about collaborative technology. This article actually presents all sides of the issue in an intelligent way:

Another potential minefield is the growing phenomenon of collaborative information assembly. The credentials of the people writing grass-roots Web journals and a committee-written encyclopedia called Wikipedia are often unclear. Nevertheless, some Internet users believe that such resources can collectively portray events more accurately than any single gatekeeper.

In many ways, the greater diversity of information is healthy.

Paul Duguid, co-author of The Social Life of Information, points out that no longer, in most of the United States, can school textbooks get away with one-sided views.

Link (CNN)

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