Citizen journalism could have done it better

A Saturday article that ran on 3 News and subsequently uploaded onto their website about the iPhone had one serious problem about it, they spelt it “I-Phone”.

I told them about their problem over spelling via the “Your Say” feature, they ignored it first go, and then acted upon the second letter, with changes visible today. Note, they didn’t post the comments live on their site which is moderated.

This highlights one area, among others, where citizen journalism, or even the idea of a Wiki, is and works better. If that article had been uploaded onto, say, Wikinews, then the article would have been fixed, and that error wouldn’t have been a problem for very long.

Hell, even a quick Google search would have told you that it is spelt iPhone.


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