Sunday, January 10, 2010

Encouraging Words

According to wiki, the best current example of non-textual mass collaboration is in open source software, though it could easily be argued that this is still, at the level of creation and editing, a form of text, regardless of the fact that it is not a traditional language. Even more interesting is the suggestion given in the same paragraph citing music as the next platform for mass collaboration in non-written form. I found this pretty exciting, because although it's great to have similar examples of your ideas already functioning in the real world, it's nice to have a chance to think of something that may not have already been done to death. You can check out the text for non-text mass collaboration under the definition for mass collaboration here.

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