Tue 29 Sep 2009
Questionable title aside, this interesting article at least marginally renews my faith in law reviews producing high quality work:
Hoffman, David A., and Salil Mehra. n.d. “Wikitruth Through Wikiorder.” SSRN eLibrary. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1354424.
The authors present a nice history of Wikipedia's dispute arbitration process, and a solid analysis of published arbitration decisions. Very cool. By far the best part, however, is this sentence on the challenges of coordination in online collective action:
Altruists, like cats, are hard to herd.
(Thanks to Megan for the heads up on this one!)