Le 10/04/2018 à 11:03, David Cuenca Tudela a écrit :
While I think I understand your concern, however it seems to me that it
doesn't take into account the value of this kind of "silly data", in
serious research in fields like anthropology, sociology or linguistic,
just to name a few.
Regarding the question if the WMF should build a social network for the
masses, I don't think it should. A general purpose social network is mainly
used for sharing personal events, viral stories, cat pictures, and so on.
It does not offer long-term cultural value.
If Wikimedia want to become an essential infrastructure of the ecosystem
of free knowledge, and let anyone who shares our vision able to join us,
then we certainly must do something about the social networking topic.
Integrating matching features in a dedicated platform would allow to
promote path to other kind of contributions.
If the goal of this announced infrastructure is to enable to collect and
use different forms of free, trusted knowledge, then starting with
collecting data, and encouraging curation through gamification of
services might be a path. All data which are not published under a free
license right from the start will be harder to make relicensed under a
free license latter, and all people which are feeding input into
non-free platforms are basically sending them to oblivion as far as free
knowledge is concerned, which won't help the "sum of all knowledge"
goal. That is, rather than losing completely potential contributors
because their habits do include silly inputs, especially when they are
new comers, you can build them a landing space for silly stuffs and
design paths toward more virtuous/prestigious contributions.
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