Les médias participatifs sont-ils une illusion ?

La majorité consulte ... la minorité produit ... Le modèle des nouveaux médias ressemblerait-il à s'y méprendre à celui des anciens ?

A article à lire sur Slate :

... "Social-media sites like Wikipedia and Digg are celebrated as shining examples of Web democracy, places built by millions of Web users who all act as writers, editors, and voters. In reality, a small number of people are running the show. According to researchers in Palo Alto, 1 percent of Wikipedia users are responsible for about half of the site's edits. The site also deploys bots—supervised by a special caste of devoted users—that help standardize format, prevent vandalism, and root out folks who flood the site with obscenities. This is not the wisdom of the crowd. This is the wisdom of the chaperones. ..."

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