April 22nd, 2004


LiveJournal vs. Wikipedia at Webby Awards, and books

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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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