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Wikis and Wave Will Russell Web 2.0: Online communities and social media  ALPSP Training Course – February 2010
Objective: <ul><li>An introduction to wikis, why they work and who contributes  </li></ul><ul><li>A look at Google Wave, a...
Wikis – A Quick Guide <ul><li>Introducing the Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of a Wiki </...
Introducing the Wiki <ul><li>Concept </li></ul><ul><li>Typical Features </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul>
Concept <ul><li>Knowledge base </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by individuals – usually enthusiasts </li></ul><ul><li>Low tech...
Typical Features <ul><li>Very few (easy to use) </li></ul><ul><li>Create </li></ul><ul><li>Edit </li></ul><ul><li>Formatti...
Wikipedia <ul><li>“ The ability to share the sum of all knowledge freely” </li></ul><ul><li>8th most popular site on the w...
Wikis – A Quick Guide <ul><li>Introducing the Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of a Wiki </...
Culture <ul><li>Why would anyone contribute? </li></ul><ul><li>The typical wiki contributor </li></ul><ul><li>How does a p...
Why would anyone contribute? <ul><li>The buzz of contributing – doing good </li></ul><ul><li>To be part of an inspiring vi...
Your typical Wiki contributor <ul><li>No average contributor </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range of topics per contributor </li><...
How does a page start <ul><li>A contributor only needs to know something about something </li></ul><ul><li>Once a page has...
What if it’s abused <ul><li>Community editing </li></ul><ul><li>Admins can get involved </li></ul><ul><li>Consider your br...
Internal as well as external <ul><li>Consider using a wiki as an internal knowledgebase </li></ul><ul><li>Staff can keep u...
Wikis – A Quick Guide <ul><li>Introducing the Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing </li></ul><ul>...
Implementing <ul><li>Technical implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Getting it started </li></ul>
Technical Implementation <ul><li>Research the solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Host internally or use an external provider </li...
Getting it started <ul><li>Build some content </li></ul><ul><li>Give it some structure </li></ul><ul><li>Name it – knowled...
Summary <ul><li>Wikis are a great tool </li></ul><ul><li>How to get it started </li></ul><ul><li>Remove barriers </li></ul...
Why does it matter? <ul><li>Excellent method for knowledge collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>A useful resource that can be p...
Google Wave <ul><li>Email taken to the next level </li></ul><ul><li>A hosted conversation combined with file sharing, inst...
Email is sent and  forwarded with comments
<ul><li>Reply is sent with everyone copied in </li></ul><ul><li>Instant message is sent </li></ul>
<ul><li>Email is resent as it contains mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>More activities </li></ul>
<ul><li>Lots of emails, documents, instant messages sent, mixed in with everything else. </li></ul>
<ul><li>A hosted conversation for all to see in one place. </li></ul><ul><li>Documents shared </li></ul><ul><li>Previous p...
More than email <ul><li>Host centrally and keep the conversation in one place. </li></ul><ul><li>Edit older items, wiki st...
What does it look like?
How does it work <ul><li>Demo on the course Wiki </li></ul>
Wave Words
Adding Chemical Science to the Wave Add as a contact -  [email_address] Start a wave  Add a chemical with the surround “Ch...
Exercise: <ul><li>On the course wiki: creating your own page </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Wikis and Wave Will Russell Web 2.0: Online communities and social media ALPSP Training Course – February 2010
  2. 2. Objective: <ul><li>An introduction to wikis, why they work and who contributes </li></ul><ul><li>A look at Google Wave, an upcoming technology that could change everything. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Wikis – A Quick Guide <ul><li>Introducing the Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of a Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Google Wave </li></ul>
  4. 4. Introducing the Wiki <ul><li>Concept </li></ul><ul><li>Typical Features </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul>
  5. 5. Concept <ul><li>Knowledge base </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by individuals – usually enthusiasts </li></ul><ul><li>Low technical barrier to contribute </li></ul><ul><li>“ Wiki” – Hawaiian for “quick” or “fast” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Typical Features <ul><li>Very few (easy to use) </li></ul><ul><li>Create </li></ul><ul><li>Edit </li></ul><ul><li>Formatting </li></ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul><ul><li>Bulleted lists </li></ul><ul><li>Numbered lists (if order relevant) </li></ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul>
  7. 7. Wikipedia <ul><li>“ The ability to share the sum of all knowledge freely” </li></ul><ul><li>8th most popular site on the web (Alexa.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Small team 8-10 staff </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiring grand vision </li></ul><ul><li>Layman’s terms </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers with passion </li></ul>
  8. 8. Wikis – A Quick Guide <ul><li>Introducing the Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of a Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Google Wave </li></ul>
  9. 9. Culture <ul><li>Why would anyone contribute? </li></ul><ul><li>The typical wiki contributor </li></ul><ul><li>How does a page start? </li></ul><ul><li>What if it’s abused? </li></ul><ul><li>Internal as well as external </li></ul>
  10. 10. Why would anyone contribute? <ul><li>The buzz of contributing – doing good </li></ul><ul><li>To be part of an inspiring vision </li></ul><ul><li>Feel good factor </li></ul>
  11. 11. Your typical Wiki contributor <ul><li>No average contributor </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range of topics per contributor </li></ul>
  12. 12. How does a page start <ul><li>A contributor only needs to know something about something </li></ul><ul><li>Once a page has started a community may form to build it </li></ul>
  13. 13. What if it’s abused <ul><li>Community editing </li></ul><ul><li>Admins can get involved </li></ul><ul><li>Consider your brand </li></ul><ul><li>Much harder to abuse than fix </li></ul>
  14. 14. Internal as well as external <ul><li>Consider using a wiki as an internal knowledgebase </li></ul><ul><li>Staff can keep up to date – and excellent documentation tool. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Wikis – A Quick Guide <ul><li>Introducing the Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Google Wave </li></ul>
  16. 16. Implementing <ul><li>Technical implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Getting it started </li></ul>
  17. 17. Technical Implementation <ul><li>Research the solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Host internally or use an external provider </li></ul><ul><li>Data ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Branding </li></ul>
  18. 18. Getting it started <ul><li>Build some content </li></ul><ul><li>Give it some structure </li></ul><ul><li>Name it – knowledgebase? </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor usage </li></ul><ul><li>Will people be afraid to edit others work? </li></ul>
  19. 19. Summary <ul><li>Wikis are a great tool </li></ul><ul><li>How to get it started </li></ul><ul><li>Remove barriers </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics in this presentation from </li></ul><ul><li>iStockPhotos, Fotolia, Dreamstime, Jupiter Images </li></ul>
  20. 20. Why does it matter? <ul><li>Excellent method for knowledge collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>A useful resource that can be populated by your customers </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent for internal documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Your ideas… </li></ul>
  21. 21. Google Wave <ul><li>Email taken to the next level </li></ul><ul><li>A hosted conversation combined with file sharing, instant messaging, social networking wiki and you can add applications </li></ul><ul><li>http://wave.google.com </li></ul>
  22. 22. Email is sent and forwarded with comments
  23. 23. <ul><li>Reply is sent with everyone copied in </li></ul><ul><li>Instant message is sent </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Email is resent as it contains mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>More activities </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Lots of emails, documents, instant messages sent, mixed in with everything else. </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>A hosted conversation for all to see in one place. </li></ul><ul><li>Documents shared </li></ul><ul><li>Previous post editable </li></ul><ul><li>Conversation kept </li></ul><ul><li>No more searching for that email that you didn’t receive </li></ul>
  27. 27. More than email <ul><li>Host centrally and keep the conversation in one place. </li></ul><ul><li>Edit older items, wiki style </li></ul><ul><li>Add applications such as google maps </li></ul><ul><li>Great video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6pgxLaDdQw </li></ul>
  28. 28. What does it look like?
  29. 29. How does it work <ul><li>Demo on the course Wiki </li></ul>
  30. 30. Wave Words
  31. 31. Adding Chemical Science to the Wave Add as a contact - [email_address] Start a wave Add a chemical with the surround “Chem[Oxygen]” Post it and chemspidey makes a link Linked to Chemspider – a crowdsourced site of chemical structures
  32. 32. Exercise: <ul><li>On the course wiki: creating your own page </li></ul>

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