Tuesday, July 03, 2012

User Generated Content: Wikipedia vs Facebook.

As of today, the total number of historical updates in all Wikimedia projects, which include Wikipedia, Wikinews, and Wiktionary, is about 1.6 billion. This is just over one half of the number of daily "likes" and comments on Facebook. In other words, Facebook gets twice more updates in one day than Wikipedia in 10 years.


(Source: MIT Technology Review. May/June, 2012 http://www.technologyreview.com/article/427678/facebooks-timeline/ )

Putting these two systems under the Web 2.0. (USG) label is like considering a dinosaur and a mosquito as two representatives of the same species.

tags: 10x, social, networking, facebook, interface

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