Its just Cricket

Cricket is almost a religion in India … at any rate, it is a passion, an obsession. And, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the richest sports body when it comes to cricket. No wonder then, that the Indian Premier League is a hit with fans. Across the world, i would think, because this features cricketers from across the world, and more so within India. More so, because a lot of us are supporting their home teams … Delhi Daredevils, and King’s XI Punjab.

OK … By now you must be wondering what this has to do with all that i write about. Here it is … Check out these … Delhi DaredevilsKing’s XI Punjab … These are the entries on wikipedia for these two.

This brings out two points …

1. IPL has been in the news for the last few months, and the matches began last week … And yet, wikipedia is up to date. This is the power of sharing knowledge … This is what can be achieved when people come together, and are able to share the knowledge they possess, and enable others to access it, and to build upon it.

2. The information you would find on wikipedia for these teams is far more comprehensive, and easier to grasp than the official websites (though not half as fancy!).

And this is a very important demonstration of the value collaboration, and web 2.0 can bring to the world around us, as well as to the organization.


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