Imagine for a moment a terrible idea: Wikipedia.org edited entirely by one person. That’s right, only one person allowed to make changes to a page, to build the pages, to find the relevant sources and present the information.
Surely, under these circumstances the website would be much less than what it currently is. We can imagine many things that would ail a site such as this:
- Incomplete pages
- Poor sources
- Bad representation of information
- Very small amount of pages
- Not up to date with current trends, information, news
- Possibility of significant bias
This list could go on and on. Sure, someone may argue that the current Wikipedia is plagued by some of the things on this list to a smaller extent but definitely not to the level of our imaginative scenario.
The truly scary epiphany is that this situation is very similar to how our own minds work! Let me explain. [Read more…] about How Your Brain Works Like Wikipedia (For Better or Worse)