Why I like Wikipedia - a Presentation for Pechakucha Night 20, 18 Jan 2012, Amsterdam
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A deck about my passionate love for Wikipedia for Pechakucha 20 in Amsterdam. If you don't know Pechakucha: It is an open presentation format where every presenter must present 20 slides which only ...

A deck about my passionate love for Wikipedia for Pechakucha 20 in Amsterdam. If you don't know Pechakucha: It is an open presentation format where every presenter must present 20 slides which only last 20 seconds per slide. The Wikipedia articles are not linked but feel free to check them. All of them are great.

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Why I like Wikipedia - a Presentation for Pechakucha Night 20, 18 Jan 2012, Amsterdam Why I like Wikipedia - a Presentation for Pechakucha Night 20, 18 Jan 2012, Amsterdam Presentation Transcript

  • HI. I AM GERALD.I LIKE WIKIPEDIA.
  • Givesomething back.
  • 10FAVORITE INSIGHTS FROM WIKIPEDIA
  • Please: Givesomething back.
  • • Write• Edit• DonateNo really.
  • THANKS! @ghensel davaidavai.comfacebook.com/planetwtf