Sherlock (TV show)

The Wikipedia page on Sherlock (British TV show) contains a lot of information and covers a large set of topics, from the production to the reception. Between those two topics, editors wrote about the actors, the conception of the show and even about the music without forgetting the episodes. After reading this article I think I can assert that all the information seem correct from my knowledge of this show. I think this article very well convey the spirit of the show. It is a television production based on the stories of a famous and almost mythic detective. However those stories have been modified to fit in the modern society. The Wikipedia article looks pretty complete and if I had one thing to add it would more details about each character, especially about Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, but there is an article fully dedicated to the characters of the show. If I put myself in the shoes of someone who has not seen the show, I think I would be interested in watching it after reading this article.
With more than a thousand users editing for this article, we could think the information would not be accurate but as far as I know, it is. Thanks to 127 references, users were able to verify the content of their posts. According to an article written by Henry Jenkins, “What Wikipedia Can Teach Us About The New Media Literacies” (Part One), “The [Wikipedia] community has taken on responsibility to protect the integrity and accuracy of its contents.”
The show was aired in 2008 and the article was edited for the first time this same year, we are now waiting for season 4 and precisions are added to the article regularly (the last editing was 4 days before I wrote this post). Because this TV show is based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a lot of people are attracted and want to know what this show is like before they actually watch it. This article is exactly what they need because it conveys a really factual point of view. 


In other words, I think this article about the British TV show Sherlock is a great source of collective intelligence. It allows people to learn about the show and I think all the parts are quite complete. In my opinion, this article is a good overview of this masterpiece.



Jenkins, Henry. “WHAT WIKIPEDIA CAN TEACH US ABOUT THE NEW MEDIA LITERACIES (PART TWO).” Web log post. Confessions of an AcaFan. N.p., 27 June 2007. Web. 12 Feb. 2014.
Sherlock, Wikipedia. Web. 9 Feb. 2014


One comment on “Sherlock (TV show)

  1. The post does a good job introducing the reader to the content of the Wikipedia page and your expertise with the topic. The first paragraph of the post is a lot longer than the other paragraphs, and a lot of the information in the paragraph is interesting but not directly related to the concept of collective knowledge, so be sure to only include the most relevant information in a post with such a short word count. Paring down the first paragraph would allow you to expand on the analysis of data, which could add depth and explanation to the information you share in later paragraphs. The post introduces Jenkins and his article, but defining collective intelligence within the post of the blog would have improved the post. Be sure to carefully read over the assignment page before submitting a post. Be sure to connect your images to the text of the blog post, and be sure to utilize images in a way that is most helpful to the reader, either by annotating them to direct the reader to useful information or by cropping the image so it contains only information related to your points.

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