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  • Joshua Gans 8:27 am on December 2, 2011 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    A blog book momento 

    Sandra has created a blog book of all of your comments for this class. There is over 150 pages. An incredible amount. Great work!

     
    • Siamak Kolahi 11:26 am on December 2, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Great resource. Archives the memories too! Thanks

    • Taylor O 9:30 pm on December 2, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Really cool way to compile it and make it transparent. How does the math work

      of substantial comments + some amt for smaller comments / Participation weeks = x % X 20 ?

    • hank008 12:19 am on December 3, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That is so cool!I think what this course brings to us is a new thinking of the ‎changes(moves) in digital networks. (like we always see new information and discuss them here, just share one with all of you. YouTube redisigned websites with the focus on channels yesterday~ If you are interest, take a look!)

    • jennachou11 7:27 am on December 6, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I actually printed them all out myself as well throughout the course…. some of the comments from the class were great and lots of new knowledge gained…. :)

      btw, this is the first time I actually blogged (not counting online forums)… very interesting experience and it’s addictive… i hope i don’t start twitting

      Thank you professor Gans and Sandra!

  • Joshua Gans 10:18 am on November 30, 2011 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Last Day (Thurs 2nd) 

    Thursday, 2nd December is the last day for online participation assessment. I’ve enjoyed the comments and are somewhat sad to see it go.

    If you want to keep up with issues and also keep on commenting, head over to Digitopoly.

     
    • fredzhu 10:24 am on November 30, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Will do! I enjoyed your class and the on-line discussions. It’s a great learning experience.

    • jongsukjosephshin 5:48 pm on November 30, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Professor Gans, this experiment rocked. It was informative, multi-dimensional, and up-to-date. If you won’t mind, I’ll make some comments on your HBS blog and Digitopoly.

      I wish that some other courses would also adopt this method of communicating. It was amazing.

    • Karan Mehta 8:24 pm on November 30, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Likewise! Thank you for going beyond the norm and experimenting! It definitely enriched the experience and kept things relevant. There are numerous benefits to tracking participation in this format.

    • Alex Semine 9:46 pm on November 30, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Quite seriously, this was probably my favourite course I’ve ever taken so far in University!

    • Eugene Oulman 11:57 pm on November 30, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      thanks Joshua … great course.

    • hank008 10:27 am on December 1, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Lectures @ rotman + forums on the internet…Will that be a trend? It is definitely a good combination to learn knowledge. We can raise our voices (share information and opinions) here. To some extent, it can be seen as the second classroom. Time to say bye, and thanks!

    • connietai 4:06 pm on December 1, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I agree – this was a great way to do class participation! Thanks Joshua for a great class!

    • natalka81 9:51 pm on December 1, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      thank you! I really enjoyed this course!

    • anchenyi 11:55 pm on December 1, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Very intuitive way to assess the participartion. There is no stress at all by doing this. Thank you Professor!

    • elainezhang12 1:10 pm on December 2, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      thank you for a great class

  • Joshua Gans 6:29 pm on November 28, 2011 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Sharing and Google+ 

    You will recall the point from my lecture that Google+ is positioning itself to limit sharing. This ad from them makes the point well …

     
    • fredzhu 7:41 pm on November 28, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      This is preciously why I would use Google+ but not Facebook. I have no secrets to hide but once in a while I’d like to control to whom I release certain information. Information wants to be free but there are consequences if information flow is not controlled in all circumstances.

      • bharatbhardwaj 1:06 am on December 1, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        completely agree…it just gives one more control over what they share and what they dont. moreover it just makes relationships more personal i believe which is something facebook lacks

    • myraelbayoumi 8:17 pm on November 28, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Here’s the thing… people don’t like managing all of this…

      • paulsmerchanski 8:24 pm on November 28, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      • fredzhu 8:45 pm on November 28, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Those who don’t like to manage their info flow can choose Facebook. Google offers a choice, a good one in my view. It’s true that managing info flow in Google+ requires some effort but so does human relationship in real life.

        • Karan Mehta 9:06 pm on November 28, 2011 Permalink

          There are definitely pros and cons to each side of the argument – I believe both platforms can happily co-exist and cater to their respective segments of the population :). Google+ has tons of potential still with the imperative integration of their other tools that everyone uses.

        • kumarsidhartha 11:38 pm on November 28, 2011 Permalink

          I completely agree with Karan. If Google+ is going to survive without allowing the level of sharing that Facebook has how is going to acquire a large enough user base? The only way I can see this happening is by creating a tight knit integration with other google services such as google music, search, books, youtube to make google + a focal point of sharing content through other google services. And if they get it right this should create a 2-sided network effect by boosting google+ membership and also consumption of other google services as well.

      • markbelcarz 9:19 pm on November 28, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Of course, you can simply have just one large circle with everyone in it, to eliminate any management issues.

      • Iwona Gwozdz (@voncs) 11:11 am on November 30, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Does this just require training on the user’s part? I wonder if users would become accustomed to this or whether it’ll just become a hassle as one’s contact list grows.

        We have to keep in mind we aren’t just adding our friends but also people we just want to follow, in which case Google+ is like a bookmark.

      • Eugene Oulman 12:00 am on December 1, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I find the interface a little cumbersome … there’s definitely a bit of overhead in managing the account.

    • garyyip1985 9:23 pm on November 28, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I wonder if all of this is really necessary. Do we really need this? I mean, are people really sharing confidential information online? I can understand the odd party/drunk pic being slightly embarrassing in a professional setting, but what else are people sharing?? Will this open up the floodgates to real sensitive, private information to be uploaded online…?

      Also, how will people react when they find out they’ve been downgraded by one of their friends? ie. One day I see all the pics you’ve posted, and the other day I don’t. Would this increase social tension?

      • fredzhu 9:42 pm on November 28, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I don’t think people should be encouraged to share confidential information on any of the social networks. However, sometimes we would want to have an ability to control certain information (e.g. avoid sharing private life with your co-workers), or to re-frame same information differently depending on audience (e.g. the details about your wedding). People may, if they choose, tell others the same info. But the option (or the ability) to control the release of information is quite important.

      • avitania 11:15 am on November 29, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        It’s not really about the occasional drunk pic — or for the occasional goofy pic of, oh, I don’t know, a certain plastic crown we might have found in the trash. ;)

        At this point in my life, I have several categories of friends:

        1. The professional friends, with whom I mostly share industry-related content and news
        2. The school friends, with whom I share some social things but mostly school-related things
        3. Personal friends. for whom I share things that are of our common interest.

        Even though none of the content I’m sharing is particularly sensitive or private, what I do share is tailored to the audience reading it. After all, my school friends likely have no interest in the weird music I listen to and aren’t interested in my posts about tours; likewise, my personal friends most likely don’t have any interest in the social media/pervasive communications things that I post to my professional feed.

        These things are easier to control in G+ than on Facebook, but I think different social/sharing levels are really where things are evolving. The social space is becoming less about “Me sharing EVERYTHING” and moving towards “Me sharing what’s relevant for each type of follower”.

        • Taylor O 11:33 am on November 29, 2011 Permalink

          I agree. Facebook is a lot of information, too soon too fast for people just met. Learning about someone and why they believe what they believe should be more gradual through conversation that arrives naturally. For example, in a job interview would you discuss your entire thought evolution of your entire life on religion, politics and sex? If you would, more power to you but I’d rather take it slow so I have a chance to contextualize it for them and connect through understanding even if there’s disagreement. Full sharing sets up conflict immediately. That said, there’s a lot to be said for sharing the true you and not hiding what you truly value just to be liked. I’m just an advocate of introducing it more organically. For this reason, I even split my twitter accounts in to business (@BusinessTaylor) and personal (gotta ask me) ;)

        • Martin W. 6:29 pm on November 29, 2011 Permalink

          I’m so lazy that Google+ requires too much work for me to get started. I probably *should* care about privacy and all of that, but I’ve grown up on the internet since I was a kid doing such wild stuff and nobody has said anything that I just don’t care. If a picture of my bare ass from a crazy night of drunken debauchery shows up on the internet, so be it (it has, and much worse has as well). I have dropped so many F bombs online and said such stupid nonsense over the years and gotten into so many flame wars that I’ve lost count. Nobody has said anything, not even my employers, managers and the like who have me on FB, etc. Maybe if I was running for president or something I should care, but that ship has sailed. I’m not that important.

          In short, the damage has been done. If I’m screwed, I’m screwed. Playing with circles isn’t going to fix that for me.

    • maryammoshiri 11:59 pm on November 28, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think it is difficult to get this to become popular when most people have already set this up on facebook. If you want to do this on google +, you have to add your friends again and maintain it. Therefore, facebook had the first mover advantage here. I don’t see enough of a difference to want to post on google +, as opposed to facebook which you have already invested time in.

      • markbelcarz 12:06 am on November 29, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I guess that is true if you already spent the time to set this up on Facebook. I, for one, have not sifted through all my friends to sort them into groups once this feature was added. I’m not even sure how to do it. I think Google+ achieved a nice clean way of doing it right from the get-go. I think there are definitely advantages, such as cleaner design, when you aren’t first mover and don’t have to worry about backwards compatibility. You do, however, suffer from the high switching costs needed to port your entire network and convince them that the new platform is better.

        • maryammoshiri 12:08 am on November 29, 2011 Permalink

          Good point you raise, Mark. If you haven’t organized your facebook friends, then google+ does provide an easier and cleaner way to do this. My question then becomes, if you didn’t do this with facebook, what are the chances that you will do this with google+? You could decide to start doing this, but what about the portion of the population that doesn’t. How does google+ differ from facebook in that case?

        • jessicaanania 12:11 am on November 29, 2011 Permalink

          I agree sorting your friends on facebook is a nightmare!

        • markbelcarz 12:18 am on November 29, 2011 Permalink

          In my case, its not that I didn’t want to do it with Facebook, it’s just that the option wasn’t available initially so I slowly lost touch with it and never bothered to go sort through my list of friends. This new option allows me to build up my network from scratch again. Let’s face it, how many people have a personal relationship with the hundreds of Facebook friends they have. It does make sense to have the friends divided, so information can be shared appropriately.

        • Siamak Kolahi 7:49 pm on December 1, 2011 Permalink

          I agree Maryam. If you are already heavily invested in Facebook friend arrangements, you really need a good reason to spend same time on doing this somewhere else as well. Plus not only you, but your friends and circles should have done that as well, to enable you get to the same level of privacy. This in turn increases collective switching costs for users, something Google+ and its interface havent address (yet)

    • jessicaanania 12:02 am on November 29, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think what is interesting is that Google+ has chosen to position itself this way in order to attract those people like me who are not a fan of Facebook. However the reason I love Google+ has nothing to do with information control, although I do REALLY appreciate it, what I love about Google+ is the ability to control everything from one interface. I have my email, my documents, my pictures ( Google+ makes sharing pictures with individual people through picasa super easy, ). Facebook does not facilitate the transfer of such item in the same manner, I actually think Google+ might being marketed wrong.

      • maryammoshiri 12:06 am on November 29, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Interesting point. I can see the ease of use with other google+ services, but what i see that hinders this is that in order for google+ to work, others must be signed up as well. If others are not, you cannot share with them. This is not the case with facebook. It is becoming more and more popular with time. The majority of my friends have facebook; this is not the same with google+.

        • fredzhu 12:13 am on November 29, 2011 Permalink

          Where Google+ is now is not necessarily where it could be in the future. Let’s be reminded that Google+ is new and not too many people know about it. It also took a while for people to accept Facebook. So if we look forward, and assuming Google+ continues to improve itself, its user base will grow.

        • maryammoshiri 12:15 am on November 29, 2011 Permalink

          I agree, the bar will grow. I just think the switching costs are high at this point. I have google+ but i use facebook much more often. Without the majority of my friends on google+, it becomes useless for me.

        • Siamak Kolahi 8:08 pm on December 1, 2011 Permalink

          Google+ fans argue that Google+ has ramped up its user base much more quickly than Facebook back in times: http://www.buzzom.com/2011/07/growth-of-google-plus-vs-twitter-vs-facebook-stat/

          What they are missing though, I would argue, is that this is not the same crowd Facebook was attracting in 2007. User awareness, expectations and reliance on social media is totally in a next level now than the time Facebook appeared. Now everybody expect his/her friends to be in some social network site, and every company to have a page on Facebook. Actually some of the rush to Google+ are Facebook addicts opening account in latest Google offering. So I believe Google+ is just building on top of such social media hype, and I actually dont think they are doing a good job on convincing people the switching cost

      • Karan Mehta 12:09 am on November 29, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yes, exactly! That’s what I was getting at with the integration of other services. It has a lot of potential assuming the integration with everything else stays smooth (I don’t see why not). It’s also interesting that celebrities are slowwwwly starting to get onto Google+ primarily to test out the Hangout feature, and have had an amazing experience. I see Google+ as an extension of the Google suite of products, not a standalone social network.

        • jessicaanania 12:17 am on November 29, 2011 Permalink

          I could not agree more. I don’t see Google+ as a social media alone. What will be interesting to see is with the growth in the Android market, how Google+ will do. Will it become the medium of choice to organize a person’s ‘life’

        • Karan Mehta 12:23 am on November 29, 2011 Permalink

          Definitely will be interesting! There are rumours floating around today about a potential Facebook IPO in early-mid next year, with them wanting to raise $10B and thus valuing them at around $100B. That is just RIDICULOUS.

    • nikhilmahendra 9:11 am on November 29, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I agree with Kumar, Google+ value proposition is not only “selective network building” but also a tighter integration of Google’s services between Google+ users. I think that this is huge driver that would be able to offset the negative effects of positioning itself as a limited sharing social media platform. I believe that one of the bigger agenda’s for Google+ is promoting and integrating its other services such as Youtube, Google music through its very own social media.

      • Siamak Kolahi 8:12 pm on December 1, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I am wondering (just as a joke maybe!) if this is a legitimate business driver for Google. I mean using the appeal of integrated Google services to attract people to Google+ does not prove Google+ superiority of + over facebook. Microsoft has been (and still is) dealing with antitrust cases for doing similar with IE back in 90s. You know, just sayin…!

    • tanvishetty 10:54 am on November 29, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      This whole organising your friends concept is a little bizarre for me. Both Facebook and google+ have one thing in common, and that is the need for its users to categorise people. Google+ simply puts more emphasis on the categorisation. But the main reason that i don’t use either of these two sites is because I’m not really quite sure how to categorise people. It’s something i do subconsciously in my head, and I’m not sure this categorisation process can really take place through a bunch of rules. So when FB gives me a bunch of privacy controls, that control who can see my information, i’m not quite sure what to do.
      What i’m trying to say is that, what sites such as facebook and google+ have done is try to essentially break down your friends into groups. But in my head, these group of friends can’t be given a label. The relationship that i have with them can’t necessarily be described in one word. Whether that word be “friend”, “acquaintance” , “creeper” or a “maybe”.

    • hank008 12:50 pm on November 29, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The Google+ users can easily import contact from other social platforms, like Yahoo! and Hotmail, but to import from Facebook is way more complicated. (good news are they may overlap) Almost everyone has his/her Facebook account and it has been operated for long times. Moreover, people’s major “social circles” would not significantly change, and Facebook owns them all. (First mover advantage) Thus we say, it is suffering for users to restart a similar social network (switch cost is too high). Certainly users can try to set feet in new circles (have different experiences, or get new information), but in most cases these circles are not dominated. (those people in circles may have the same identities, interests as you, but they are not your closest friends somehow~ (or we say you do not see each other in the real life)
      To manage contacts is also tiring. As we see in the vedio, users need to move one person from here to there. That is what they say “The right people, in just the right place”, but it is time-consuming. ( only has one person in vedio, imagine some users have a lot of contacts and do these movements all the times~)
      Lastly, I would like to say most people have been spent too much time on social network platforms, the idea of devoloping a new one itself may not be wise, because at this point, it is better to do the substraction instead.

    • elyte18 1:04 pm on November 29, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think it’s really interesting that Google has actually bought airtime for one of their services. I have never seen any other Google ad on TV before this one, which coincidentally I saw last night. While the commercial is cute and shows what differentiates Google+ from the other social networks, I would have to agree with Myra – the need to constantly monitor circles, while initially a benefit, would just become a bother over time. Facebook now has lists that divide contacts into groups which detracts value from Google+ since people dont need to move to a new platform. However, if they can increase their value proposition over time we may see a shift of (at least) Google users embracing the service. We should remember, there was a time where MySpace was the big name in social networks….

      • Taylor O 3:44 pm on November 29, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        @Elyte great point. When Robert Wong, Executive Creative Director at Google came to the Design Thinkers conference here in Toronto this month he made it a point to reiterate the Google philosophy of focusing mostly on the products and letting them tell their stories more naturally. The only exception being the super bowl ad of the Google search stories we mentioned in the class but that ad was mostly created just by a couple of young engineers. Google realizes how much is at stake with the future of search being social and failure really isn’t an option and at the same time recognizes their failure in achieving traction quickly enough. Timing wise, had they come up in when dissatisfaction with Facebook and privacy issues was at it’s peak it would have been a huge boon but now I think it’s a bit lukewarm.

    • sangwaic 3:30 pm on November 29, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      To the point about limiting sharing, I believe that in itself is not not going to make or break Google+’s fortunes. There’s a huge network effect in favor of Facebook right now which cannot be overcome by merely providing more privacy through limited sharing (assuming that is what a substantial portion of the consumer base wants).
      Google needs to leverage its network effects in email, photos sharing and maps etc. to build an equally popular social media network and then maybe its superior privacy settings will be better appreciated.

    • jongsukjosephshin 5:04 pm on November 29, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      This is good for marketing. Interest Segments are clearly divided and Google’s algorithm can identify target markets more specifically (i’m not sure about privacy laws, but I write an email on Gmail and get the relevant advertisement). Assuming this takes off, Google allows companies to directly target their audiences with more relevancy.
      Limited sharing is not always negative. The more connections on Facebook, the more clutter one has to deal with. Moreover, Referring to Clay Shirkey’s problem, sensitive information sharing can be easily adjusted on Google+. In fact, this method of dividing groups of friendship will take more mental energy. But it will also promote more relevant sharing among various groups, hence may foster higher communication. Just a thought…

    • Alex Semine 5:22 pm on November 29, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I love Google ads.. They’re some of the best online, I still remember Google Search Stories with the Paris Love one, it was really well done, and emotional. They prompt imagination if anything.

      Agreed to the above with ‘people don’t want to manage this’, but maybe that’s the point!
      As can be seen in the video, she doesn’t have that many connections, and that’s GOOD!

      Personally, I’ve been deleting about 2 friends per day on Facebook who I realised I don’t even remember the names of. I’m down from about 500 a month ago to less than 400! I’m going to continue ‘trimming the social fat’ until I get down to about 200-300 connections, which is much more realistic.

    • kelvinchunkileung 6:52 pm on November 29, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      In my opinion, i dislike Google+ because i have to do a bunch of set up in order to let who can view my profiles and who is in my “circle of love”. This is hectic to me and i like Facebook “one-clink then you are good to go” set up. Another good thing for Facebook is that it automatically cateogrize people into different group according to their “networks” or “relationship status to you (say family, school buddies, etc.). This has almost the same functions as Google+, and so why would i bother to spend time on choosing WHO and WHICH to put into my circle? Last but not least, Facebook is still the nom nowadays so FACEBOOK wins !

    • anchenyi 10:53 pm on November 29, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I really doubt that Google+ can be successful. I mean, privacy and confidentiality are important but who would take the initiative to share the stuff that he/she doesn’t want people to know? And, nowadays network website like Facebook start paying attention on privacy protection and you can control whom you want your information share with, what is the point with those different friends circles? Same as Facebook, you will still have many strangers trying to add you to friends, which circle are you going to put them? If you refuse them, trust me you can do the same thing on Facebook so that you won’t have so many “stranger friends”.

    • kamaljeetsingh 11:33 pm on November 29, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It is no doubt a good initiative for people who want to control what they want to share and with whom. I believe there is a market for such users but my concern is that Google cannot attract and retain net users based on this factor alone. It should concentrate more on the integrative factor that comes in by using other Google services and platforms.
      Moreover as mentioned above, Facebook and other social networking sites have already enhanced their privacy setting. So I don’t see a huge market shift as of now. At least not on this factor!!

      • Taylor O 11:54 pm on November 29, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I agree that Google should focus more on integration with the rest of the powerful Google Suite. That said, while Facebook has added smart lists and other features for selected sharing, it’s not intuitive. While I love that new lists feature, even used it to merge my self-made Rotman list with the Smart one Facebook made with an algorithm…. there’s no way in h*ll this passes the mom test. Google has made this part almost fun, dropping people in to circles is almost like a game and quite enjoyable. It’s also more obvious when sharing than hidden in a tiny menu dropdown. It seems people use Facebook, don’t understand the privacy and resent it later. I think Google makes for a more pleasant experience in sharing in this respect at least.

      • hisashihamada 3:34 pm on November 30, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I also agree with Kamal and Taylor. Though Google+ circles’ UI looks much better than Facebook’s on this video, only this function would not encourage FB users to switch. They should integrate Google+ with their strong user based platforms such as search engine, maps, and You Tube, leveraging network effects

    • vbork 11:59 pm on November 29, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      As much as I love organizing my facebook friends into groups…

    • digitalworldme 2:12 am on November 30, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Google + provides a good information sharing option for people, they can choose the certain group to share the information and receive news from them. For the groups that they don’t want to share some personal information or receive mass news feed from some social network crazy fans, Google+ makes the news massage management much easier than Facebook, they don’t have to delete friends or spend long time doing the privacy setting. It is a better way to organize the info flow and it is more like real life situation as we don’t want to hear too much news from people that we don’t know very well or people we barely talk to each other. The info flow feature will get more accepted by people.

      • Nilay Goyal 12:23 am on December 2, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I doubt your argument. There are numerous ways to control what info we share and with whom we share. I have a group friends among whom we communicate regularly. The info we shared is mostly stuff that we won’t like to share with general public. What we used was the dinosaur called ‘yahoo groups’ (I hope you remember it). We still use it and are too comfortable to change it.

        Google+ provides a great alternative, but really, does anyone want to change?

    • adriennefriesen 4:12 pm on November 30, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think the video is great from a marketing standpoint because it clearly explains the circle functionality of Google+, which has kept some people from adopting it because it has just seemed to vague. From a social platform standpoint, I don’t find Google+ to be nearly as user friendly as Facebook because of the added effort of managing different circles. Facebook does this for you by creating networks based on school, geography, etc. I can see how Google+ would appeal to someone who feels weary about sharing all their info on Facebook, but I don’t think there are enough people that have that mindset for Google+ to rely on it.

    • roger678 3:25 pm on December 1, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Sharing is good for a sicocial network, it enhances interactions between users/friends thus creat more value for the users. However, since we are in information exploding era, we often find it hard to manage the huge amout of information.
      In the traditoinal social network system like facebook, information will shared between you and another user if you allow him/her to be” a friend” with you on facebook. You’ll see the shared information on facebook about him/her even if you don’t care about him/her too much. Which means, you’ll get many useless and meaningless information on face, unless u change some settings. However, in Google+, there’s no such a thing called “friendship”. U only need to “follow” the people you want to follow. What’s more, as is shown in the video, Google+ makes it easier to classify people who u follow into different categories. It helps users to categorise people who common interests with them. For example, the cars owners, the clubbers and so on. This funtion helps uers to get only the information that they are interested in. This is an advantage of Google+’s srategy.

    • connietai 4:03 pm on December 1, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m not sure how I feel about google+. I was really excited when it first launched because it seemed like such a good idea and a good ‘fix’ to all of the privacy issues that Facebook has. However after hearing Joshua give some insightful feedback during class the other day, I realize that network effects makes a big difference on whether a platform will be successful (i.e. google plus limits sharing and thus network effects are not as great as FB). Although I have a google+ account and I love the interface, I’m not motivated to go on it too much because none of my friends are congregating on google+. It will be interesting to see whether google+ ends up being successful or whether it will have the same fate as google wave!

      • Siamak Kolahi 8:23 pm on December 1, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Exactly Connie. What you get in a social media like that, is not look and feel, and I would say, is not even some privacy bug fixes based on a retrospective insight into your competition. What you get is the entire network effect of your circles. A new fancy (Google-style) look and feel with some privacy consideration fixes is something you happily give away in favor of a huge community of friends you have already built-up, unless you have good reasons. We are here to share after all, not to constantly fear for privacy and play “hide and seek” with our associates!

    • Avi 8:07 pm on December 1, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think Circle is the best feature of Google+. Pretty simple and intuitive. Hmmm makes me wonder iPod click wheel might have been the inspiration :)

    • Siamak Kolahi 8:59 pm on December 1, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I want to take the opportunity and ask a question arose to me: Which one is harder to engineer and manage in social media settings? Inbound flow of information or outbound flow? In order to be qualified as an information overload (preceding privacy issues), which one is more challenging to address?

      My crack on this is that the problem of managing outflow of information to your circles, even if interfaces are unintuitive and hard-to-use, is still possible to be solved deterministically. You can have an interface to choose the exact people to share a certain information with (Facebook has one now). This to me sounds like solving the problem in a sound and safe manner. However its always hard to find the optimum level of inbound information sharing. You can restrict the level of information you are willing to receive from certain individuals. But its easy to over-do it, and hence loose some valueable information they might share in future. You dont know what you can expect from people, and that makes it hard to manage through filters.

      Even the most comprehensive and flexible interfaces can not guarantee you finding the optimum level of restriction on information inflow. This second problem, I would then argue, is undeterminstic in its nature, and hence much harder to solve and engineer for.

    • Nilay Goyal 12:13 am on December 2, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Whatever happened to the first mover advantage! Having people register on to a social network is different than making them use it.

      Plus, its a fact that on facebook, most people use little of the rich feature sets and have little patience for managing all the settings. In fact, most don’t even bother with them. Google+’s feature set is more organized, but also pretty highly visible. I think this turn people off more than encourage usage.

    • jovanatanackovic 12:16 am on December 2, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Last post. It’s amazing how effective Google’s commercials are. Maybe it’s the music and simplicity.

      Here’s another Google commercial that I found to be quite appealing:

      • Nilay Goyal 12:30 am on December 2, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        This is not a Google commercial. Its a Youtube Search Story (http://www.youtube.com/searchstories). Do you remember one of the first posts on this blog. It was a search story made by Prof. Gans for this course. It was an awesome commercial to introduce the course. Here’s the link again:

  • Joshua Gans 4:00 pm on November 23, 2011 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Edit Wikipedia 

    We are reaching the end of our online class participation portion of the course. I may put up another opportunity to participate over the next week.

    In any case, here is one opportunity to get ‘double points.’ “What are double points?” you may ask. Those are double whatever counts for a point once I work that out.

    For this week, I want you to make an appropriate edit to a Wikipedia entry of your choice. In the comments, list the following information:

    1. The entry title you edited and provide the link to it.

    2. Describe the edit you made.

    3. Explain why you made it.

    The edit can be new information or simply inserting a missing citation.

     
    • fredzhu 4:35 pm on November 23, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      This is my inaugural attempt to change information on Wikipedia and it went rather smoothly.
      So this is the page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotman_School_of_Management
      It originally stated under the “Graduate Programs” heading that “The school also offers a Master of Finance course”. As we know, the the Master of Finance is a program not a course. So I corrected it.

    • jongsukjosephshin 6:18 pm on November 23, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      OK, QUICK!
      my first post, and I figure I have to post a couple to “hedge” against the odds of being deleted.

      This is actually a fact. He was present on my first birthday.

    • jongsukjosephshin 6:50 pm on November 23, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      On a more serious note. Netflix’s shares took a tumble. The company is starting to feel the pressure, and doing a Porter’s analysis, this industry does not seem promising in the long run.

      1. Under Finance and Revenue,
      “On November 22, Netflix’s share took a tumble down the hill, as share prices dropped by 5.2% to $70.57. This was in response to its bleak outlook for 2012. [121]”.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netflix#Finance_and_revenue

      Original Source : http://www.dailytech.com/2012+Not+Looking+So+Hot+for+Netflix+Shares+Drop+to+Lowest+Point+Since+March+2010/article23349.htm

      2. Recently, Netflix’s shares fell by a considerable margin. In fact, experts say it is doomed to fall lower.

      3. This is a prime example of how rapid technological advances in our society can slowly start to destroy a platform that was, approximately four years ago, still on the rise. Consumers have switched from DVD players to online streaming (22 million streaming-only subscribers) in less than four years. DVD renting business was substantially more profitable.

      In addition, this case illustrates the intellectual property problem, how copyright holders in “fading” industries (Studios) can still use hold-up to drive a hard bargain, as in Netflix’s situation.

      Netflix should have sold their business in 2010.

      • Karan Mehta 10:32 pm on November 23, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I covered my short position on Netflix too soon!!!

    • tanvishetty 8:25 pm on November 23, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I edited the page on my school: The international school of Penang, Uplands :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_International_School_of_Penang_%28Uplands%29#Overview

      I added the school motto “respect for self.respect for others” to the page. I thought that this was important because it gave a better sense of what Uplands stood for, especially because the motto plays a significant role in our community standards.

    • Avi 9:56 pm on November 23, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Increased the number of Postgraduate intake in my design school, National Institute of Design, India from 200 to 245. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Institute_of_Design

      245 is the accurate reflection for Postgraduate intake according school website: http://www.nid.edu

    • Karan Mehta 10:23 pm on November 23, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      TD Bank is not the largest bank in Canada by market capitalization (second to RBC). This can be confirmed on Google Finance, etc.

      Old wiki page was “The Toronto-Dominion Bank (French: Banque Toronto-Dominion), is the largest bank in Canada by market capitalization and second-largest based on assets.”

      This has been modified to “The Toronto-Dominion Bank (French: Banque Toronto-Dominion), is the second-largest bank in Canada by market capitalization and based on assets.”

    • Karan Mehta 10:24 pm on November 23, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

    • hank008 11:16 pm on November 23, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I add the information about TTC new subway train: The toronto rocket under the “rolling stock” part of “Toronto Subway and RT”.
      Here is the link.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto_subway_and_RT#Rolling_stock

      It is updated related information but which has not been included. The source that I add is a citation from TTC website.

    • Nilay Goyal 12:28 am on November 24, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I added citations to Prof. Josh’s WIkipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Gans). The citations no. 1, 2 and 3 are added by me. They include references to the Professor’s Rotman faculty bio page and the links to his two websites Core Economics and Parentonomics. Wikipedia mentions that the page needed citations for verification and I added 3 citations.

      I used to edit Wikipedia pages earlier. Two of my old page edits which still exist on Wikipedia are listed below:

      Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadence_Design_Systems
      If you click on view history, there is an edit made by me (User: Goyalnilay) on Feb. 7, 2010. This was my company’s page. The change I made was changing the link to ‘Cadence Community’ website under ‘External Links’ Section. The address was changed and was not updated on Wikipedia. So, I did that!

      Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specman
      If you click on view history, there are two edits made by me (User: Goyalnilay) on Feb. 7, 2010. This is a page for a programming language developed by my company. The packaging and licensing policy of this language had changed and I updated that on Wikipedia. The point “It is now part of the Cadence’s functional verification suite, “Incisive” Enterprise Simulator”, although Specman can still be licensed as a standalone product” was first made by me. It still exists on the page, just that it is re-worded now.

    • Nilay Goyal 12:34 am on November 24, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Sorry for a digression. But I thought this is cool enough to share.

      Do you know about a ‘Uncyclopedia’, a parody for Wikipedia. The link is http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

      The site has all fake articles and provides misinformation to an unimaginable extent. The purpose is creating humor and some articles are funny (check article about Wikipedia on Uncyclopedia: http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Wikipedia).
      CAUTION: The language could be considered offensive. Access at your own risk.

    • hank008 1:07 am on November 24, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      By the way, just say something about Wikipedia in my eye. There are zillions of contents that are included in Wiki, and most of the sources in Wiki is contributed by casual readers who are familiar with/ interested in related materials. The entries can be viewed by all people, so once anyone finds something wrong/missing under centain entries, he can make the corrections right away. (anyone can be the inspector to improve the quality of entries better) The mass contributor basis can be wiki’s weakness as well. The editors usually are not professionals, so there may exist some problems, and it may not be corrected by late-comers. (what is worse, these readers will be misleaded) And also, there is the chance that the late-comers make the right stuffs go wrong. Anyway, we should thank wikipedia provides a mass platform for everyone to contribute, learn, share and benefit.

    • jongsukjosephshin 1:30 am on November 24, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Unbelievable… they deleted my post! (netflix)..
      and they didn’t even leave a note.

      On November 22, Netflix’s share took a tumble, as share prices fell by as much as 7% on November 22. [121]

      HA! (this time I quoted Reuters on Globe and Mail)

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netflix#2011 under Finance and Revenue

    • jovanatanackovic 2:10 am on November 24, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Matrix

      I added ‘However, it is never fully explained how Cypher was able to plug himself in and out of the matrix without the help of a crew-member.’ in the plot section.

      I don’t know if it’ll get deleted or not, but nonetheless, it’s an omission that’s been bugging me for the longest time. How do you plug yourself out of the matrix?

    • bharatbhardwaj 2:52 am on November 24, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      1. The entry title you edited and provide the link to it.
      Edited the wiki page on Claudiu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudius#cite_note-75)
      2. Describe the edit you made.
      Added a citation to the BBC mini series which was made on the autobiography of Claudius

      3. Explain why you made it.

      There wasnt an IMDB link to the series on the wiki page. Thought it might be helpful for people who wanted to know more about it…

    • Ivan Yuen 9:53 am on November 24, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Here is an entry I started back in 2006 (anonymously unfortunately)

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cahal_Pech

      I was inspired to write about it after visiting the site during my travels in central america. I’m happy to see that the entry has been edited numerous times since with interesting photos added!

    • Joshua Gans 10:44 am on November 24, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

    • adriennefriesen 11:39 am on November 24, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I edited the entry for “The North Face” at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_North_Face#Stores

      I added “The first corporately owned Canadian store was opened in October 2011 in Toronto, Ontario.” to the “Stores” section because I work there! The entry previously only mentioned US stores.

    • John DiGiacomo 1:30 pm on November 24, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Wow.. didn’t think it was that easy to edit a page.

      I just added content and citations to the GoPro HD HERO2 camera page at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GoPro#HD_HERO2_Professional_cameras

      The original entry was one line and didn’t describe the various versions available and didn’t include any sources. I edited this because I just purchased one of these cameras and they are AWESOME.

    • paulsmerchanski 4:23 pm on November 24, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I added content to the Winnipeg Jets Page. Here’s the link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnipeg_Jets#cite_note-18

      Under the ‘Winnipeg Jets Page (2011-present)’ heading, I added details on ticket prices for the home opener on Oct 9 vs the Montreal Canadiens.

      I made this addition because I’m from Winnipeg and I think the prices paid for these tickets were outrageous!

    • Siamak Kolahi 7:05 pm on November 24, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I edited the page for Amazon.com, section about Kindle, and added the introduction of Kindle Fire: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon.com#Other_services

      My addition reads as follow:
      “In September 2011, Amazon announced its entry into tablet market by introducing Kindle Fire. Kindle Fire is a tablet computer based on customized version of Android operating system. The aggressively cheap pricing of Fire ($199 USD) was largely perceived to be a strategy backed by Amazon’s revenue from its content sales, stimulated by sales of Fire.”

      I did the change as introduction of Fire was missing from “Products and services” section of Amazon page.

    • sharadsharma12 2:57 pm on November 25, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I edited the page on corporate governance. Link to that page is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporate_governance#See_also
      The section I edited is the see also section on say on pay. I had worked on a report for corporate governance during the summers and based on my expreience I added the description and current trends of say on pay in this section

    • myraelbayoumi 5:32 pm on November 25, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I added content to the Nixon Watches page mentioning color varieties in the headphones. Here’s the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nixon_Watches Check out the heading that reads Headphones. I just added one line about how the headphones come in a variety of colors. I included a reference and color options are always great to know! I love my blue Nixon headphones =)

    • alicesisili 9:40 pm on November 25, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I made some changes on Penny Tai’s bio on Wikipedia.

      The link is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_Tai#Biography

      I added:
      “She formed the band “Buddha Jump” with “D-power” and released their first album, “Buddha Jump”, on September 23, 2011.”
      Under the “Album” section:
      “On the Way Home (回家路上) (November 1, 2011)”
      Under the “Other Albums” section:
      “Buddha Jump (佛跳牆) (September 23, 2011) with the Band “Buddha Jump””.

      I also included the citation.
      I added the information about her new albums because I have been following her albums and I know that the information is correct and valid.

    • nikhilmahendra 9:39 am on November 26, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I have edited a Wikipedia entry on the Merchant Navy – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merchant_Navy

      I have added an additional paragraph on – The International Maritime Organization (IMO)

      Having served in the Merchant Navy myself, I believe that the existing entry did not cover an essential description on IMO that is the main international governing and regulatory body of the Merchant Navy.

    • kamaljeetsingh 12:21 pm on November 26, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I have edited a page on Cricket World Cup –

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket_World_Cup#Before_the_first_Cricket_World_Cup

      In the history section, a note on the World Series initiated by Kerry Pecker was missing. Although this format was started in 1979 and the first world cup was held in 1975, Kerry Pecker’s world series made limited overs cricket what it is today.
      It goes without saying that with this piece of info missing from the history section, the information on present day cricket was incomplete.

    • shunichirotago 12:03 pm on November 27, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I have edited a page on OFS(Overseas Family School), an international school in Singapore which I used to go a long ago.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overseas_Family_School

      I added “SPP has three levels and promotions are considered every quarter.” (Line45) according to my own experience and school website. It is a fact and might be a helpful information. See if this is accepted or not. Probably not….

    • patrickchoy 1:37 pm on November 27, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I edited the “Rankings” section of my undergrad school. University of Calgary. Here’s the link:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Calgary#Rankings

      I basically updated their information using the same references that they used. In this case, “Webometrics University Rankings”. Sadly, it showed that UofC has been downgraded from 50th in North America to 70th, 75th worldwide to 93th, and 5th in Canada to 6th. This way people have a more accurate depiction of the relative state of UofC compared to the rest of the universities around the world.

    • sangwaic 4:20 pm on November 27, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I updated the wiki page for one of my favorite novels, `The Rum Diary` by Hunter S Thomson; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rum_Diary_%28novel%29

      1. I added a section, `Quotes`, for interesting lines from the novel that provide a peek into Thomson`s `gonzo`style of writing.
      2. Also I added a reference/citation from IMDB for the movie adaptation of the book.

    • jessicaanania 7:59 pm on November 27, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I updated the Nike+ iPod page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nike%2Bipod

      Under the overview section I added the very last line stating that Nike+ has 5 million users.

      I made the edit because when I was looking for that information it took a very long time to find. It is useful information to have that other wiki pages about apps have. It is useful information to have.

    • markbelcarz 8:27 pm on November 27, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I updated the MEGA Brands page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mega_Brands

      In the introduction section, there was only a mention of its Mega Bloks product line, so updated it to include the names of there other 3 lines: Mega Puzzles, Board Dudes and Rose Art.

      I updated this because I recently came across this information when working on a project for another class and thought it would add to the Wikipedia entry.

    • vbork 8:28 pm on November 27, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainn_Wilson#Career. Added “Wilson made the final cut for the role of Gob in Arrested Development, but was was beaten out by Will Arnett for it”. Feel like it was a good addition to the page of a great actor.

    • maryammoshiri 1:13 pm on November 28, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      1. Entry updated: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Gans
      2. I included the grant that Prof. Gans received from the Alfred Sloan Foundation.
      3. I think the fact that Prof. Gans received this adds to his credentials and it also highlights the caliber of Rotman’s professors. As such, I think it was important to include.

    • asadkhandigital 4:51 pm on November 28, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      1. Entry updated: “Oswald the Lucky Rabbit”, the first animated short produced by Walt Disney. Title updated: “Creation under Disney”.
      2. I replaced the second paragraph under this section with information consistent with the Harvard Business School Case: The Walt Disney Company: The Entertainment King
      3. The reason I made the change is that, according to Harvard Business School Data, Universal Studios played a sketchy move by hiding the fact that they would own the copyrights to Walt’s “Oswald the Lucky Rabbit”, and basically pushed Disney out of the Oswald brand. The second paragraph that was there before I replaced it did not highlight this shady business practice that Universal carried out, did not have a source, and instead painted the episode in a favorable light towards Universal.

    • garyyip1985 6:13 pm on November 28, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      1) Entry updated: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richmond,_British_Columbia
      2) I updated the shopping malls section with a more comprehensive listing of the various malls in Richmond, as well as a mention of Richmond’s most famous street – Alexandra Road.
      3) Richmond is my home. I’m proud of the city that I was raised in and I want to share my insight with the rest of the world!

    • Ivan Yuen 11:13 pm on November 28, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m sure you’ve noticed the banner on Wikipedia from Jimmy Wales. Here’s a hint on how NOT to design your website Jimmy:

      http://techcrunch.com/2011/11/20/ligers-and-tigons-and-wales-oh-my/

    • Chen Sheng 11:59 am on November 29, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I updated entry “major live performances” on the wiki for the singer Jam Hsiao.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam_Hsiao#Major_live_performances

      I added:
      Golden Horse Award 金馬獎 December 2011
      “The Unwritten Law (film)|Dear Child” 親愛的小孩 (Original singer: Julie Su 苏芮)
      “A Beautiful Life” 不再讓你孤單 (Original singer: Shu Qi 舒淇)
      “The Game They Call Sex Yellow Story (1987 film)|A Game A Dream” 一場遊戲一場夢 (Original singer: Dave Wang 王杰)
      “Cheer With The Past (1994 film)|Cheer With The Past” 跟往事乾杯 (Original singer: Johnny Jiang 姜育恒)
      “Seven Wolves (1989 film)|Gate of Heaven” 永遠不回頭 (Original singer: Tom Chang 张雨生)

    • Alex Semine 5:28 pm on November 29, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’ve edited Zynga’s primary information of their revenue:

      I cited their S-1 IPO registration file. Changed from 850 Million to 600 million, and (2010) to (Consolidated 2010). Not sure the standards for reporting revenue on wikipedia, but that’s what will be reported on any finance website.

      • Alex Semine 2:24 pm on November 30, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        It’s still up, even after the 2 ‘lurkers’ who keep modifying the page, they didn’t undo my change!
        I always thought 850 Mil was because of Bookings, not Consolidated revenue.

        Contributing to society ftw!

    • anchenyi 11:09 pm on November 29, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Please check my work!

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henan_Construction_F.C.#Achievements

      I edited the information of a professional soccer team from my hometown, Henan Province, China. the content I corrected is under the title “Achievements, league”. Before I edit, it is said ” Jia B” league, which may confuse the english reader because they probably don’t know what “Jia B” is. Actually, it simply means that it is the second level soccer league, not the top one. I also edited the one below it from ” Division 3 league” to ” Third Tier league”. The reason why I did this? Because I am a huge fan of this team and I don’t want the English introduction to confuse others.

    • topetra 11:15 pm on November 29, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I edited a singer the page of “Kana Nishino ” and the link : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kana_Nishino#Life_and_career

      As being a j-pop lover, I would like more people to know how artist create their songs, so I have added how Nishino had wrote songs and a little bit of her past experiences:
      Since her debut, she had done most of the lyrics herself. She had no experience of wirting lyrics before until her debut, debut single “I” Coupling “Just a friend” was the first lyricist to work. Her writings are mostly from experiences or heard from friends, and deliberation rewritten many times. Everytime after hearing some songs,the listenings will become visible color which is like color, the movie phrase​​,and have finally turn into script and act like filmmaking.

    • digitalworldme 1:47 am on November 30, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I edited a Chinese American Comedian Joe Wong page.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Wong_%28comedian%29 I added the awards that he won :
      ” Finalist at the Boston International Comedy and Film Festival (May 2003) Best Short Film award at the Cambridge Fringe Fest (March 2003) Six-time winner of Standup Comedy Contest at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, MA” This is a new information for the Comedian and it was previously miss on his Wikipedia page so it is important to add this information.

    • luipuichun 2:01 am on November 30, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I edited Professor Joshua Gans page.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Gans

      I added “In 2011, Gans sold his iPhone4 on ebay in class for $450.”
      This is a new information and I put it up just to let people know how great Professor Gans is.
      Please give me a thumb up hahah

    • Iwona Gwozdz (@voncs) 11:04 am on November 30, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I added a link for “business design” on the Rotman School of Management wiki page (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Rotman_School_of_Management&action=history). Wikipedia made me jump through some loops before I could do so: registering for an account, text insert verifications, etc.

      I made the change because I found no information on Rotman’s Designworks or its initiatives in this area. Surprisingly beyond the statement “The school has developed a curriculum built around Martin’s concepts of Integrative thinking and Business Design.” there was no information on wiki in regards to this.

    • hisashihamada 3:15 pm on November 30, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I edited a mobile Internet service “i-mode” on wiki.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I-mode

      I’ve updated the number of subscribers, the server system location and so on because the information was not renewed at least for 5 years and more importantly I was in charge of this service before coming to Rotman.

    • Eugene Oulman 12:08 am on December 1, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’ve added to the entry on Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs leading scorer in 2011-2012 season.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Kessel#Toronto_Maple_Leafs

      I’ve added a line to the Kessel’s history in Toronto – “As of November 30, 2011 Kessel led the NHL in regular season goals and points for 2011-2012 season”.

      The article already lists important milestones, and so I’ve added a piece of factual information to the record. I am very curious as to whether it will be removed.

    • jytsao 3:45 am on December 1, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’ve updated the entry “List of Claymore Chapters” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Claymore_chapters)

      Claymore is manga that’s published once a month in Japan. I’ve updated the list of chapters with the most recent one, Chapter 120. The screenshot of what it looked like before my edit is:

      And now it looks like:

      http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/607/claymoreafter.jpg/

      I edited this article because I’m sure that fans of Claymore would appreciate knowing that a new chapter has come out…that is, if they didn’t know it already! Because this manga is somewhat mainstream in Japan, I’ was surprised that no one had updated the entry yet.

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