THE WEALTH OF NETWORKS

Benkler makes the point that digital communication may be reshaping the way we interact with each other. Would not situations like the one in Africa and the U.K. be a couple of examples of how digital communication is impacting society as a whole?

Benkler also mentions how “thousands of volunteers will come together to collaborate on a complex economic project”; can these “peer produced” projects be sustained over time?
We’ve learned in class and through our readings that there has to be some kind of motivation to keep people involved in peer produced collaborations; with sites like Wikipedia how do we know that people will not lose motivation to keep sites like these going?
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