Transcript of "Tech 20 Session 2: There's More to a Wiki than Wikipedia"
The Law of Unintended Consequences (from The London Times) An anti-child abuse watchdog has reversed its decision to blacklist a Wikipedia page showing a controversial 1976 album cover after protests over censorship. Most British internet service providers had blocked users from accessing the image of a prepubescent naked girl on the cover of the Virgin Killer album by the Scorpions, a German band, after the Internet Watch Foundation ruled it was a "potentially illegal indecent image". But the picture was accessible on many other sites and some argued that, while provocative, it was an artistic historical artifact and should not be banned. Last night the IWF accepted that its ban had been counter-productive after the controversy had prompted millions to view the image. ICEBREAKER
Wiki <ul><li>Adapted from the Hawaiian word for quickly </li></ul><ul><li>A site that allows several authors to view, edit, and save content </li></ul><ul><li>Great tool for collaboration </li></ul>
Most People Know Wikis from Wikipedia “ Open” content edited and revised constantly by the entire web community A Chart of Revisions and comments is also available Understood in context, articles have a high degree of accuracy and currency “ Don’t you worry about Wikipedia, we’ll change it when we get home…We’ll change a lot of things” Homer Simpson
How is a Wiki Different from a Blog? <ul><li>A Blog (weblog) is a site that allows a single creator to present original or linked content. Others are invited to comment, but cannot enter “new” material </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.mdtech.wordpress.com is a good Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A Wiki does not have a single creator, rather several invited members (or the entire Internet Community) have the ability to enter new content and change existing content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.accreditationplus is a bad wiki </li></ul></ul>
Why Use a Wiki? Let’s say a group of people love cookies