A L E X I S Z A J A C W I K I P E D I A 9 / 2 0 / 1 3
HISTORY OF WIKIPEDIA
Wikipedia was launched on January 15, 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry
Sanger.
Larry Sanger used the nam...
WIKIPEDIA OVERVIEW
“Wikipedia is a free, open content online encyclopedia
created through the collaborative effort of a co...
WIKIPEDIA DESCRIPTION
Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia where you can find out a lot of
information on many differen...
FEATURES OF WIKIPEDIA
Wikipedia offers 4,329,582 articles to read in English.
The main topics of the articles are art, bio...
FEATURES OF WIKIPEDIA CONTINUED
There is a random article tab on Wikipedia’s home page if you are
interested in reading so...
WIKIPEDIA AND WEB 2.0
The application Wikipedia supports is Web 2.0.
Web 2.0 is what is used by web sites that use new web...
HOW TO FIND WIKIPEDIA
The URL to find Wikipedia is http://www.wikipedia.org. When you open up
that URL you can select the ...
THE WIKIPEDIA LOGO
Wikipedia’s current
logo
A partial globe hangs in the
Wikimedia office
Wikipedia's logo used
from 2003 ...
COMPETITORS
Wikitravel
-free travel guide
http://wikitravel.org/en/M
ain_Page
Wikinews
-Collaborative news
service
http://...
WORKS CITED
”What is a Wiki.” Google. Google Inc., n.d. Web. 20 Sept. 2013.
www.google.com/#q=what+is+a+wiki
”Wikipedia.” ...
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  1. 1. A L E X I S Z A J A C W I K I P E D I A 9 / 2 0 / 1 3
  2. 2. HISTORY OF WIKIPEDIA Wikipedia was launched on January 15, 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. Larry Sanger used the name Wikipedia because a wiki is, “a website that allows collaborative editing of its content and structure by its users” and the Hawaiian word for quick. Wikipedia received a lot of attention in 2006 by the print media, including Time Magazine. It started to rapidly grow and millions of people around the world started using it. A L E X I S Z A J A C W I K I P E D I A 9 / 2 0 / 1 3
  3. 3. WIKIPEDIA OVERVIEW “Wikipedia is a free, open content online encyclopedia created through the collaborative effort of a community of users known as Wikipedians . Anyone registered on the site can create an article for publication; registration is not required to edit articles. The site's name comes from wiki , a server program that enables anyone to edit Web site content through their Web browser”. A L E X I S Z A J A C W I K I P E D I A 9 / 2 0 / 1 3
  4. 4. WIKIPEDIA DESCRIPTION Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia where you can find out a lot of information on many different subject matters. The only negative part is anymore can write or edit an article on Wikipedia therefore we do not know if everything on the website is reliable information but if we verify information from other places we can figure out if the information is accurate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx0LiFmB7IQ The user problems it solves are learning new information, being able to write articles and publishing them on the internet for free, and having the access to edit articles if they are not correct. The audience Wikipedia is intended for is anyone who wants to read, write, or edit articles about many things on the internet. Wikipedia is available in many different languages therefore people all over the world can use it. A L E X I S Z A J A C W I K I P E D I A 9 / 2 0 / 1 3
  5. 5. FEATURES OF WIKIPEDIA Wikipedia offers 4,329,582 articles to read in English. The main topics of the articles are art, biography, geography, history, mathematics, science, society, and technology. Wikipedia has a “today’s featured article”, “in the news”, “on this day…”, “did you know”, and “today’s featured picture” on it’s home page everyday. Wikipedia is available in 264 languages. You can easily change the language from the main page of the home page of any language. If you see a mistake in an article on Wikipedia you can easily change it by editing the article. You edit the article by clicking the edit button in the top right. You can easily write your own Wikipedia article first by going to “Your first article” then the “Article Wizard”. A L E X I S Z A J A C W I K I P E D I A 9 / 2 0 / 1 3
  6. 6. FEATURES OF WIKIPEDIA CONTINUED There is a random article tab on Wikipedia’s home page if you are interested in reading something random that you might not usually read. If you want to collaborate, find news, or tasks about Wikipedia you can visit the Community Portal. You can find the link to the community portal from the home English Wikipedia page. You can find out about all the recent changes made to Wikipedia by going to the recent changes link located on the home English Wikipedia page. You can access information about what the change was, who made it, and what time it was changed. On the contact page off of the English Wikipedia’s home page you can read about how to report a problem, article subject, licensing, donors, press and partnership. A L E X I S Z A J A C W I K I P E D I A 9 / 2 0 / 1 3
  7. 7. WIKIPEDIA AND WEB 2.0 The application Wikipedia supports is Web 2.0. Web 2.0 is what is used by web sites that use new web technology and no longer use the old technology. The term “Web 2.0” was created by Darcy DiNucci and later Tim O’Reilly made it popular at the O’Reilly Media Web 2.0 conference that happened in late 2004. A Web 2.0 websites allows users to interact with each other through the web. A L E X I S Z A J A C W I K I P E D I A 9 / 2 0 / 1 3
  8. 8. HOW TO FIND WIKIPEDIA The URL to find Wikipedia is http://www.wikipedia.org. When you open up that URL you can select the language you would like to search Wikipedia in. After you select a language you can search for many things Wikipedia has to offer in the search bar. You can make a Wikipedia account by going to https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:UserLogin/signup&re turnto=Wikipedia%3AWhy_create_an_account%3F and filling out the necessary information (username, password, optional email address, and a security check). You do not need an account to search Wikipedia but it is good to have one because you can chose an appropriate username, communicate with other account holders, use move advanced editing tools, and much more. A L E X I S Z A J A C W I K I P E D I A 9 / 2 0 / 1 3
  9. 9. THE WIKIPEDIA LOGO Wikipedia’s current logo A partial globe hangs in the Wikimedia office Wikipedia's logo used from 2003 until 2010 Paul Stansifer at the Wikimedia Foundation in front of the Wikipedia Puzzle Globe Logo sculpture in May 2012 A "Wikiball" The 3D Wikipedia puzzle from Wikimania 2007 A L E X I S Z A J A C W I K I P E D I A 9 / 2 0 / 1 3
  10. 10. COMPETITORS Wikitravel -free travel guide http://wikitravel.org/en/M ain_Page Wikinews -Collaborative news service http://www.wikinews.org Wiktionary -a multilingual Dictionary http://www.wiktionary.or g Wikisource -Primary sources http://wikisource.org/w iki/Main_Page Wikiquote -a quote repository http://www.wikiquote.org Wikibooks -textbooks http://www.wikibooks.org A L E X I S Z A J A C W I K I P E D I A 9 / 2 0 / 1 3
  11. 11. WORKS CITED ”What is a Wiki.” Google. Google Inc., n.d. Web. 20 Sept. 2013. www.google.com/#q=what+is+a+wiki ”Wikipedia.” TechTarget. Taech Target Sites, n.d. Web. 20 Sept. 2013. http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/Wikipedia Wikipedia. Wikipedia.com, 15 Jan 2001. 20 Sept 2013. http://www.wikipedia.org A L E X I S Z A J A C W I K I P E D I A 9 / 2 0 / 1 3
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