Pseudonymity

Pseudonymity

Jimmy Wales [ EDU 2.0 ] “There’s anonymity,” says Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales, “and then there’s real names and in the middle somewhere there’s pseudonymity — where you have a pseudonym, but it’s a stable identity and you are willing to stand behind it. You generate a reputation. That’s very different from anonymity, which is really about hit-and-run, where everyday you are a different

Gamification

Gamification

Jane McGonigal [ EDU 2.0 ] I’m Jane McGonigal. I’m a game designer. I’ve been making games online now for 10 years, and my goal for the next decade is to try to make it as easy to save the world in real life as it is to save the world in online games. Now, I have a plan for this, and it

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

Jimmy Wales [ EDU 2.0 ] In 1962, Charles Van Doren, who was later a senior editor of Britannica, said the ideal encyclopedia should be radical — it should stop being safe. But if you know anything about the history of Britannica since 1962, it was anything but radical: still a very completely safe, stodgy type of encyclopedia. Wikipedia, on the other hand,