April 22nd, 2004

sam

LiveJournal vs. Wikipedia at Webby Awards, and books

Hey, check it out!
LiveJournal and Wikipedia are vying for the 2004 Webby People's Voice Award for Best Community. I see Friendster is also a nominee, so perhaps Orkut is too new.

Anyhow, it was a tough choice (and it is a tight race: 38% LJ vs. 36% Wikipedia when I voted), but my vote went to LJ. My rationale was that:

  • Although I use Wikipedia a lot, I personally use LJ more.
  • Wikipedia is still a growing phenomenon, witnessed by the proliferation curve of wikipedians.

  • LJ serves a broader user base and has more community functions per se at the moment. If it were a contest of content (Webea aranion), Wikipedia would take it hands down.






It's a reading day. I'm trying to get a little writing started, too.
(A read day, a pen day, ere the moon's rising! For is it not written that the pen is mightier than the sword?)

So far I've found 3 books, received 1, am reading 3 others.

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Banazîr