The Social Dictionary

 - Feb 26, 2007   Updated: Mar 31 2011
Today saw the launch of a new online dictionary and thesaurus called WordSource. A dictionary with a difference, it has various social features, enabling users to upload photos linked to the words, add tags, rate the words and even play hangman. Whilst certainly embracing the trend towards social media, don’t people just want to look up words....

Implications - The rise of community-edited treasure troves of knowledge such as Wikipedia and Urban Dictionary have inspired a wave of crowdsourced information repositories. Niche dictionaries and pop culture encyclopedias that welcome reader input take advantage of our quest for knowledge and offer readers a valuable resource that is efficient, current and always on the mark.