Today’s Links: Some recent statistics on social media…

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While our cities crumble, our virtual worlds thrive…

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  1. @Biao: Long time no see! ­čÖé
    Hmm, a quick webapp coding contest. I’m going to be a bit critical here… Given light of Andrew Keen’s recent debate, it’s Singapore’s way of churning out cheap labor and devaluing the programming profession. Just like how design contests let companies acquire masses of ideas at a fraction of the cost. It’s crowdsourcing at its most sinister.

  2. Are you referring to Keen’s argument that UGC is devaluing the paid media professions? If so then I would disagree. I kinda think Keen is a nut job.

    I’m critical of the contest not so much that it doesn’t try, but that I think it won’t accomplish much. Making a successful web app doesn’t require a 24 hour coding contest so much as perseverance, a supportive industry (VCs, IP lawyers) and a healthy dose of failure-tolerance. Ideas are a dime a dozen, it’s the execution that counts.

  3. @Biao: Point well made… it’s a case of quantity vs. quality (of ideas). Colbert fingered Keen as being an Elitist… I guess that pretty much sums it up. I do see his utility as an anti-hero much needed though. We need people like him to pacify the fanatics and to remind ourselves to pass reasoned judgement. Don’t want a second dot.bomb now do we?

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