The internet is strongly edited

David segnala un fenomenale pezzo di Clay Shirky dal titolo “Broadcast Institutions, Community Values” e io non resisto alla tentazione di citartene un pezzetto illuminante:

“Media people often criticize the content on the internet for being unedited, because everywhere one looks, there is low quality — bad writing, ugly images, poor design. What they fail to understand is that the internet is strongly edited, but the editorial judgment is applied at the edges, not the center, and it is applied after the fact, not in advance. Google edits web pages by aggregating user judgment about them, Slashdot edits posts by letting readers rate them, and of course users edit all the time, by choosing what (and who) to read.”

Sii giardiniere, non architetto.