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> Wikipedia's fate, How will Wikipedia die?
Fate of Wikipedia
What will cause Wikipedia to fail?
Users will stop editing [ 9 ] ** [34.62%]
Readers will stop donating [ 1 ] ** [3.85%]
Administrators will leave, causing chaos [ 3 ] ** [11.54%]
Paid editors will take over and spam [ 2 ] ** [7.69%]
Edit wars will break out into real life [ 5 ] ** [19.23%]
Software will become too complex and fail [ 1 ] ** [3.85%]
Terrorists will attack the servers [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Foundation will voluntarily disband [ 1 ] ** [3.85%]
Vandals win [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Other (below) [ 4 ] ** [15.38%]
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Michaeldsuarez
post Sat 19th January 2013, 8:07pm
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QUOTE(Retrospect @ Sat 19th January 2013, 11:29am) *

I think this doesn't make sense. If a new product comes along that is clearly better and gets loads of publicity saying it knocks Wikipedia into a ruddy cocked hat, it will usurp Wikipedia's place.

And don't let Ottava see that you said "waiver" instead of "waver" or he'll accuse you of being Indian. biggrin.gif


http://herpolhode.com/rob/utah2000.pdf:

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Hardware has changed dramatically; software is stagnant.


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Three trends result:

1. Don’t build, measure. (Phenomenology, not new things.)

2. Don’t go for breadth, go for depth. (Microspecialization, not systems work.)

3. Take an existing thing and tweak it.


Better technology (Plan 9) doesn't supplant older technology (Unix-like / Linux). People (and businesses) would rather use and improve existing products than create and adopt revolutionary replacements.

Wikipedia and MediaWiki will remain dominant even if better alternatives appear. The same can be said about Google and search engines.

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post Sun 3rd February 2013, 10:36am
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QUOTE(Ottava @ Sat 19th January 2013, 11:24am) *

QUOTE(the_undertow @ Sat 19th January 2013, 5:30am) *

WP is a staple; it will not die. Those of us who are active keep it alive.


Great to see you around. Does this imply that you are on a new name kicking about on the site? Hopefully, this time Ironholds wont back stab you again.


I was speaking extemporaneously, trying to involve everyone in the conversation. WP for me was a bad break-up. At first, I despised the fact that all of my search results lead to WP. Google could just spare all of us the drama, and redirect to WP's article.

That being said, I've dealt with my issues and I no longer contribute. There is no desire to do so, but every once in awhile, I do wonder about my friends here and feel like chatting.

What Ironholds did was done to a different iteration of me, however, it was still done and I'll likely never come out and proclaim that "it's all good," because it was not.
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post Sun 3rd February 2013, 6:37pm
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QUOTE(the_undertow @ Sun 3rd February 2013, 5:36am) *

I was speaking extemporaneously, trying to involve everyone in the conversation. WP for me was a bad break-up. At first, I despised the fact that all of my search results lead to WP. Google could just spare all of us the drama, and redirect to WP's article.

That being said, I've dealt with my issues and I no longer contribute. There is no desire to do so, but every once in awhile, I do wonder about my friends here and feel like chatting.

What Ironholds did was done to a different iteration of me, however, it was still done and I'll likely never come out and proclaim that "it's all good," because it was not.


Well, I can tell you that you weren't the first nor the last that Ironholds stabbed and destroyed on his way to securing a job with the WMF and latching onto the inner circle there.
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post Mon 29th July 2013, 9:28pm
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In another thread started at the end of 2007:

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What is the life expectancy of Wikipedia?
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I give it three more years.


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Two and a half, tops


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Percent of global Internet users who visit X

Wikipedia: 13%
Youtube: 23%
Facebook: 33%
Gogl: 43%

After a strong force obscures wikipedia, it will fall down around 3% reach in 3 years (similarly to Myspace 2007-2010) and around position 20 on alexa


That was speculation made between 2007 and 2010.

It's 2013 now. Alexa reports that this year, Wikipedia went from sixth to seventh or eighth most visited site in the world, being surpassed by Amazon and Baidu (first in China, fifth in the world).
Facebook, Google, and Youtube are the top three sites. Myspace is sharply falling down, currently being the 411th most visited site.

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post Wed 31st July 2013, 2:13pm
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Are people actually relying on information they find on Wikipedia?
How can one know if someone is reading the first line of a page and then going away to YouTube a minute later?
How can one know if the average Joe understands that information they find online is very unreliable and questionable at best?
Would anyone be concerned if average Joe thought a subject of a page is a criminal because of false information that has been posted?

http://fleishmanhillard.com/2012/01/news-a...hasing-choices/

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Nearly half of those surveyed (42 percent) currently follow or friend a brand on a social networking site. While the reasons vary widely by country, the overall greatest motivation: to learn more about the brand (79 percent).
Nearly one in five individuals now looks to Facebook to obtain information about a brand or product.
Almost two out of three consumers surveyed use a mobile/smartphone to gain information on a brand, product or destination at least three or four days a week.
Overall, 43 percent of consumers have played a game with other people on a PC, and 28 percent have done so using a mobile device.

This year's Digital Influence Index produced a total of 11 key insights into the influence the Internet wields in consumers' lives. A sampling of other findings includes:

Eighty-nine percent of consumers surveyed use Internet search engines to make purchasing decisions, punctuating the need for a strong search engine optimization (SEO) strategy.
Group-buying sites are gaining popularity, with two-thirds of consumers claiming awareness of services like Groupon and LivingSocial – with 60 percent of those respondents belonging to such sites.
When choosing healthcare products and services, 75 percent said they rely on online information.


People say they tend to rely on what others write about others, but what is the actual ratio of reliance?

http://nextbison.wordpress.com/2011/05/18/...ieve-wikipedia/
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post Wed 14th August 2013, 7:17am
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QUOTE(Text @ Wed 31st July 2013, 3:13pm) *

Are people actually relying on information they find on Wikipedia?
Sure they are. After all, there's one born every minute.
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