Crowdsourcing; the pros and cons

The concept of crowdsourcing is something of a double edge sword. On the one hand it allows anyone to make a contribution to a particular project, or problem, whether as a hobbyist or in a professional capacity. It can allow for the discovery of new knowledge, even including medicines, new techniques, new discoveries etcetera etcetera. Continue reading

The demise and fall of the Second life empire

Studying Social Media inevitably led to a lot of mention of the Social Media platform Second Life. I had previously heard of it on news programs and documentaries, Continue reading

Web’s 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, and Beyond

As this is chicken soup for the business student I try to keep the topics a casual tonic from the stress that studying business brings. In order to keep this topic light and breezy I tried applying a simple analogy, alas to no avail. Continue reading