Wikis & Mashups

Information Networks
Wikis
     “Web pages that can be created, linked
      and edited by users.”*
     Most famous of all wikis:




*Colle...
The Power of Wikis


People Add                        People Edit
  Content                           Content
           ...
Examples (Other than Wikipedia)
 http://www.wikia.com/wiki/Wikia
 http://www.wikihow.com/Main-Page
 http://wiki.sidekic...
Wikis & PR
   Communication
   Collaboration
   Community
How to Create a Wiki
   Purpose
     Internal or External?
     Level of control
     Maintenance

   Choose a wiki t...
Mashups
 A mashup is a web page or application
  that combines data or functionality from
  two or more external sources ...
Creating a Mashup
 Determine what type of info and where it
  will come from
 A simple map mashup can be created
  onlin...
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Second to last tutorial in the summer social media series. Covers Wikis and Mashups and possible applications for public relations.

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Wikis & Mashups

  1. 1. Wikis & Mashups Information Networks
  2. 2. Wikis  “Web pages that can be created, linked and edited by users.”*  Most famous of all wikis: *Colley, K.L. & Collier, A. 2009. An overlooked social media tool? Making a case for wikis. The Strategist, Spring, p. 34-35.
  3. 3. The Power of Wikis People Add People Edit Content Content Community driven highly trusted sources of information Quality of Content Increases
  4. 4. Examples (Other than Wikipedia)  http://www.wikia.com/wiki/Wikia  http://www.wikihow.com/Main-Page  http://wiki.sidekick.com/  http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sandbox
  5. 5. Wikis & PR  Communication  Collaboration  Community
  6. 6. How to Create a Wiki  Purpose  Internal or External?  Level of control  Maintenance  Choose a wiki tool  Wikimatrix.org  Let people know about the wiki
  7. 7. Mashups  A mashup is a web page or application that combines data or functionality from two or more external sources to create a new service  Examples:  List of Mashups  Twittervision  Timezones  Theaters in Chicago
  8. 8. Creating a Mashup  Determine what type of info and where it will come from  A simple map mashup can be created online  http://www.mapbuilder.net/  www.google.com/maps  A more complex mashup requires a programmer

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