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Learning to Trust the Amateurs - Somewhat

Ask an Expert or an Amateur?
Should we be getting our information from professionals or amateurs? What are the pitfalls and benefits? Jamie McKenzie has some interesting things to say on this topic:

"This article is part of Chapter Sixteen of Jamie's new book "Lost and Found" which begins shipping in September.  This chapter begins with a section exploring the benefits of affinity and then moves on to consider the pros and cons of amateur information - sources like Wikipedia and YELP."

By Jamie McKenzie, ©2011, all rights reserved.