Everyone's a historian now

Everyone's a historian now - The Boston Globe: "So far, only a handful of professional historians have begun to exploit crowdsourcing, which remains a relatively crude tool for gathering and organizing knowledge. But as the power of crowds meets the practice of history, these online repositories represent a remarkable change not only in how historical materials are gathered and organized, but, perhaps most important, in how deeply and broadly the past can be understood."

Fascinating article by historian Stephen Mihm about the ways that digital history, online archives, and social networking are transforming historical practice.