• To Crowdsource or Not to Crowdsource? That is the Question.

    The proliferation of social media and social bookmarking tools such as Twitter, Facebook, Digg, Delicious and LinkedIn bring unprecedented reach to academics and practitioners searching for information. However, the advantages of speed and reach come with the disadvantages of the unknown. Do we know who we’re listening to? Do we know they’re providing the best resources for the job? I propose this session as a look at the advantages and disadvantages of crowdsourcing in the humanities, and a discussion amongst participants about their experiences with social media, including their triumphs and stumbles.

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  1. NancyProctor says:

    I think there could be some links between your interests and mine; I’d be happy to join this conversation! http://www.2010.greatlakesthatcamp.org/2010/03/quality-in-the-age-of-social-media-is-it-only-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder/

  2. jlknott says:

    That would be fantastic, Nancy. I was thinking “round table” but am game for whatever you’d like to talk about!

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