Wikinomics, chapter 1 – student comments & questions

January 8, 2008

Please post your comments and questions to the first chapter as a comment to this post.

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7 Responses to “Wikinomics, chapter 1 – student comments & questions”

  1. Tasia Says:

    Comment: Steve Mills said (on page 30) that using the internet makes the whole world feel local because of the instant form of communication which it provides. I often feel the same way when talking to my friends who live all over Canada and in Europe.

    Question: Does anyone else feel completely cut off from the world when they don’t have acess to the internet? What is the longest anyone has been without internet access?

  2. mellaz Says:

    Being Open

    Comment:

    In 1999, with the future still uncertain, McEwen took some time out for

    personal development. He wound up at an MIT conference for young presidents

    when coincidentally the subject of Linux came up. Perched in the lecture

    hall, McEwen listened intently to the remarkable story of how Linus

    Torvalds and a loose volunteer brigade of software developers had assembled

    the world-class computer operating system over the Internet.

    Question:

    With the internet being open, Will Microsoft ever consider developing an open source operating system or application like McEwen did back in 1999?

  3. wattsy Says:

    Comment – Goldcorp is a big gold company that continues to have success. It was interesting how they went through with the Goldcorp Challenge. Not to many companies would open up to the public and let geologists from around the world try to help there company out.

    Question – Do you think companies like Facebook, Youtube, and Wikipedia will continue to be as popular in the future?

  4. davecanvin Says:

    Comment – I found it very interesting how the author was able to take a mass collaboration concept like open source software, then use real life non-technological examples showing how mass collaboration can be used in other situations (For example, Proctor & Gamble, and Goldcorp.)

    Question – Do you think that more companies will take the lead of Goldcorp and use mass collaboration to become more efficient?

  5. Md Romiz Uddin Says:

    Comments: I like the statement by Michael Powell on end of the page 27; he said that “It’s over. The world will change now inevitably”. By this statement he proves that he was aware about the advance technology. Now Skype makes easier communication to the world. You just have to download and install Skype and then you can start calling.

    Question: What’s next for Blogging?

  6. Md Romiz Uddin Says:

    Comments: I like the statement by Michael Powell on end of the page 27; he said that “It’s over. The world will change now inevitably”. By this statement he proves that he was aware about the advance technology. Now Skype makes easier communication to the world. You just have to download and install Skype and then you start calling.

    Question: What’s next for Blogging?

  7. David McKenna Says:

    Q: On the first paragraph of page 12, the author mentions audioblogs, podcasts, and mobile photo blogs. What are they and what are the differences between these forms of communication?

    C: I found this book to open up with a good story about Goldcorp and it made me realize what an impact Web 2.0 has had on some companies, like mentioned with Proctor and Gamble. Although I found the opening interesting, I found the rest of the chapter to be rather boring. I found the author pretty much said the same thing over and over throughout the 30+ page chapter. At one point I tried to find a single sentence with a word no longer then 8 letters, but I gave up after scanning the better part of a page. Yes, this is a book to increase knowledge to it’s readers, but it just seemed like the author was too eager to impress with his array of long words. Something can be said for simplicity, especially when your aim is to inform others.


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