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Dr. ChongWoo Park

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Dr. ChongWoo Park is an associate professor of information technology at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He earned the B.E. and M.B.A. degrees from Korea University, the M.S. degree from Syracuse University, and the Ph.D. degree in computer information systems from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.

For more information about Dr. Park, please visit his Web pages at https://sites.google.com/site/chongwoopark/ .




Classes in Spring 2014

Web 2.0 Review Assignment

Wikipedia

Service

  • You need to provide the name of the service and one or two sentences to define and describe the service!

Wikipedia is a collaboratively edited, multilingual, free Internet encyclopedia supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation.

History

Wikipedia began as a complementary project for Nupedia, a free online English-language encyclopedia project whose articles were written by experts and reviewed under a formal process. Nupedia was founded on March 9, 2000, under the ownership of Bomis, a web portal company. Its main figures were the Bomis CEO Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger, editor-in-chief for Nupedia and later Wikipedia. Nupedia was licensed initially under its own Nupedia Open Content License, switching to the GNU Free Documentation License before Wikipedia's founding at the urging of Richard Stallman. Sanger and Wales founded Wikipedia. While Wales is credited with defining the goal of making a publicly editable encyclopedia, Sanger is usually credited with the strategy of using a wiki to reach that goal. On January 10, 2001, Sanger proposed on the Nupedia mailing list to create a wiki as a "feeder" project for Nupedia.

  • Your posting of the logo or related picture of the service/application is required!

This is the wikipedia logo!

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Competitor

  • You should find one or more competitors and provide some description and hyperlinks to them!

Competitor A -
Competitor B -
Competitor C -

Comments (or Issues)

  • You can also add pros and cons here!

There are some privacy concerns in using Wikipedia. One is the right of a private citizen to remain private: to remain a "private citizen" rather than a "public figure" in the eyes of the law. It is a battle between the right to be anonymous in cyberspace and the right to be anonymous in real life. A particular problem occurs in the case of an individual who is relatively unimportant and for whom there exists a Wikipedia page against her or his wishes. (quoted from Wikipedia.com)


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