Successful Community Collaboration Using Wikis

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How successful wikis are built, with examples from Wikipedia and Wikia. Angela Beesley's presentation at Web Directions South, Sydney, 27 September 2007.

How successful wikis are built, with examples from Wikipedia and Wikia. Angela Beesley's presentation at Web Directions South, Sydney, 27 September 2007.

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  • 1. Successful Community Collaboration using Wikis Angela Beesley 27 September, 2007
  • 2. A wiki is... ...a website that you can edit....
  • 3. The Wikimedia Foundation
      • Imagine a world where every person has free access to the sum of all human knowledge
  • 4.
      • Wikipedia
    • Wikipedia
    • Started in 2001
    • 9 th most visited website
    • Created by volunteers
    • Openly editable
    • Freely licensed
    • 230 languages
    • Run by a non-profit
  • 5.
      • Wikipedia
    • English Wikipedia
    • 5.4 million editors
    • 2 million articles
    • 10 million pages
  • 6.  
  • 7. Wikipedia is a community Wikimania 2007, Taipei CC-BY-SA. Alex S.H. Lin
  • 8. Wikipedia is a community with 5.4 million registered users Wikimania 2007, Taipei CC-BY-SA. Alex S.H. Lin
  • 9. Wikipedia is a community with 5.4 million registered users collaborating in the creation of the world’s largest encyclopedia. Wikimania 2007, Taipei CC-BY-SA. Alex S.H. Lin
  • 10. Can you trust user-generated content?
  • 11. Trusting the process
    • Open to correction and improvement
    • Everything is reversible
    • Changes are transparent
    • Poor content is flagged
  • 12. Every edit is logged
  • 13. Every edit is logged User-run bots highlight potential “bad edits”
  • 14. Tagging of problematic content
  • 15. The wiki community
    • Working towards a shared goal
    • Collaboration
    • Welcoming to newcomers
    • Rewarding to old-timers
    • Dispute resolution processes
  • 16. Dispute resolution
  • 17.
    • Wikipedia is the encyclopedia,
    • Wikia is the rest of the library.
  • 18.  
  • 19. Wikia Gaming Network 250,000 articles
  • 20. MediaWiki
    • Open Source wiki software application developed for Wikipedia
  • 21.  
  • 22. Social tools
  • 23. Promotion
  • 24. Widgets
  • 25. Integration with third-party tools
  • 26. Wikitext
    • Markup language
    • Simplified alternative to HTML
    • No standards
  • 27.  
  • 28. Easy to learn, hard to master
  • 29. WoWWiki.com
  • 30.  
  • 31. Properties of successful wikis
  • 32. Advantages of wikis
  • 33. Internal uses of wikis
  • 34. External uses of wikis
  • 35. Starting a wiki: hosted or self-installed
  • 36.
    • Encourage new editors
    • Provide editing suggestions
    • Make editing sound easy
    • Examples from three top wikis...
    Wiki adoption
  • 37. Wiki adoption
  • 38. Wiki adoption
  • 39. Wiki adoption
  • 40. How could you use a wiki?
  • 41.
    • Angela Beesley
    • Email: [email_address]
    • Blog : wikiangela.com/blog