I was reading an article at PC World about google’s new product “SideWiki“. It’s basically a program which is an extension to google’s browser toolbar which allows you to put comments in to sidewiki but not in to the article’s comments feature. This may come in handy for pages that don’t allow comments, but it’s not very good for those that do. It also has its own intelligent ranking system which I guess we’ll have to see in action first.
The article was talking about the ranking system when up came this line:
It will be interesting to see how Sidewiki functions on controversial pages, such as those where a very vocal minority disagrees with the conventional view. Imagine the comments on pages saying that vaccinations don’t cause autism or that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii.
Excuse me? Did I just read what I think I just read? Did he just say almost every qualified and credited doctor and scientist, as well as the actual facts and figures, reality, is the vocal minority? Continue reading