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About Marcus Gilroy-Ware
Marcus Gilroy-Ware is a writer and academic in the field of digital media politics and law, and convenes the online journalism curriculum for the Masters in International Journalism at City University London. He runs digital creative firm VSC Creative and is founder of Smartest, an open-source web-publishing platform. Marcus also holds a masters in law from Birkbeck, University of London.
Articles by Marcus Gilroy-Ware
Through the bars
No to TTIP
Meteoric rise of Islamic State
Charlie Hebdo attack
Yemen - easy to get wrong
Marcus J Gilroy-Ware is a proud citizen of Wikipedia. As openDemocracy continues its investigation into the power of peers, he describes what it is that motivates him and thousands of Wikipedians like him to contribute to the online peer-edited encyclopaedia.
Over the last six years, something incredible has happened. People all around the world who have no other connection to one other have come together to begin building a giant, free encyclopaedia.
Is the world wide web evolving, dying or merely pining for the fjords? A young web developer takes issue with Bill Thompsons call to dump the web. Eavesdrop on the techies slugging it out over HTML, distributed processing, < IMG > tags and illiterate waiters. The future of your desktop is at stake.
Relax, internet users, the World Wide Web is not dead, far from it. If you are worried by Bill Thompsons call to dump the web before it dies, dont be.