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=== Uses of this Wiki space ===
=== Uses of this Wiki space ===

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Wealth of Networks WikiNotes

Welcome to the Wealth of Networks WikiNotes

This Wiki is an invitation to collaborate on building a learning and research environment based on Yochai Benkler's book, The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom.

Read the Wealth of Networks

Uses of this Wiki space

The basic idea is to make this Wiki a place where people who read the book can do at least five things.

  • First, collaborate on writing a summary of the ideas and claims of the book, as an initial point of entry.
  • Second, collaborate on writing commentaries on the book and elaborating and refining its presentation
  • Third, provide an easy platform through which to access underlying research materials:
  • both those used in the book's notes, and more importantly,
  • resources that are useful for further research, refinement, and updating.
  • Fourth, the Wiki should be a place where participants can describe, link to, and analyze examples of the phenomena the book describes.
  • The purpose is not to “make the case” for the book or find “gotcha” counter examples.
  • What we are trying to do is provide a real research tool, annotated bibliography, and platform for collaborative learning.
  • Examples and counter-examples should be selected and described with that purpose in mind.
  • Fifth, the Wiki is itself a learning platform about what is valuable in a learning platform.
  • Through separate pages devoted to ideas and experiments of what can be done with an online book to make it a learning platform, we hope to expand the range of uses to which this Wiki can be available.
  • Through creative, systematic and interactive uses of this wiki, we hope to enhance our individual and collective skills & experience in a wiki world

Growing this Wiki

Ideas for how to help the wiki grow and be useful

A Wiki User's Guide

See the User's Guide for usage and configuration help.