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Larry Sanger, the first editor-in-chief of Wikipedia, and allegedly the originator of the plan to make it a wiki, has announced that he plans to fork the project. The new branch will have no anonymous changes and expert editors. The project will be called the â€˜Citizendiumâ€™.
USA Today takes a pop at internet techies citing the Wisdom of Crowds, suggesting that the recent digg and wikipedia controversies may show the idea is fallacious. David Freedman takes another swipe in â€˜Whatâ€™s Next: The Idiocy of Crowdsâ€˜ published at Inc.com, saying that on the internet, â€œthe scum tends to rise to the topâ€.
An interesting site listing the top one hundred Wikipedia pages by views offers a fascinating insight into readership interests. As one would expect, pages related to sex or pornography are in clear evidence, but some of the other top 100 results are a little less predictable and rather intriguing.