Submissions/Blogs - the new relevant sources?

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After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2014 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no. 8003
Title of the submission
Blogs - the new relevant sources?
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
Workshop
Author of the submission
Nicolas Scheidtweiler
E-mail address
info@scheidtweiler-pr.de/Nicolas Scheidtweiler
Username
Nicolas Scheidtweiler
Country of origin
Germany
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Scheidtweiler PR
Personal homepage or blog
http://www.scheidtweiler-pr.de/blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
Especially in Germany we have discussions about the relevance and quality of blogs. Some veteran authors focus on the old main media like Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, ZDF. They don't see the quality of blogs and disagree to use them as reliable sources. But this is wrong. Blogs are often of higher quality than an article by an editor in a big newspaper. They have their nice niche knowledge. This helps to improve Wikipedia at all. The strength of our encyclopedia is the dynamik and the possibility to add new and detailed information very quick. Therefore I will open the mind for the use of blogs.
Track
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Perhaps.
Slides or further information (optional)
not yet
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  1. Nicolas Scheidtweiler
  2. --Хомелка (talk) 09:59, 1 June 2014 (UTC)