Identifying expertise post-credentialism.

Paul Graham: After credentials.

Paul Graham is a computer scientist turned dot-com winner turned early-stage venture capitalist. He’s speaking of the deprecation of credentials in the business world.

If credentials are deprecated, how do we reliably identify experts for an educational endeavour? Graham speaks of measurement and market rate for skills. How do we measure that in our context?

Wikipedians on LinkedIn.

This is the Wikipedians group on LinkedIn as run by Wikipedians.

This is not — the guy running it has stated in private emails that he is running it for “networking,” which in practice appears to mean spam blasts. I suggest avoiding it.

(If you add me on LinkedIn with the link being Wikipedia/Wikimedia, I’ll probably add you back eventually when I get around to it.)