ValidNotion – Computer Aided Comparison of User-Contributed vs. Peer Reviewed Online Content

As electronic publishing becomes ubiquitous, Web 2.0 technologies allow expansion of user-contributed content and contribute greatly to the democratization of wikis, websites, blogs, reviews, and social networking sites. But these innovations leave unaddressed the content’s validity and the impact of user-contributed content on public discourse. I-CHASS researchers will ground the user-contributed online content with academic peer-reviewed content, focusing on the analysis of the dissemination and evolution of ideas, providing insight into how knowledge and learning are disseminated through digital media and how to evaluate the validity of that content.