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Wikipedia and beyond: Incentivizing engagement
Wikipedia and beyond: Incentivizing engagement
Wikipedia and beyond: Incentivizing engagement
Wikipedia and beyond: Incentivizing engagement
Wikipedia and beyond: Incentivizing engagement
Wikipedia and beyond: Incentivizing engagement
Wikipedia and beyond: Incentivizing engagement
Wikipedia and beyond: Incentivizing engagement
Wikipedia and beyond: Incentivizing engagement
Wikipedia and beyond: Incentivizing engagement
Wikipedia and beyond: Incentivizing engagement
Wikipedia and beyond: Incentivizing engagement
Wikipedia and beyond: Incentivizing engagement
Wikipedia and beyond: Incentivizing engagement
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Wikipedia and beyond: Incentivizing engagement

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Can contests, prizes and money engage people in contributing to the Wikipedia/Wikimedia and other free projects? We all are always looking for new and better ways to motivate people to contribute to …

Can contests, prizes and money engage people in contributing to the Wikipedia/Wikimedia and other free projects? We all are always looking for new and better ways to motivate people to contribute to WP/WM projects. Wikimedia Germany has tried different methods and I’d like to share and discuss some of our diverse experiences. My goal for these 30 minutes is that we all leave with inspiration for increasing engagement.

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  • 1. Wikipedia and beyond: Incentivizing engagement <br />Nicole Ebber<br />Wikimedia DeutschlandGesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.V. <br />http://etherpad.wikimedia.org/incentives<br />
  • 2. About Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.<br />Founded in 2004<br />Approved non-profit organisation<br />Berlin office<br />Staffof 20 employees<br />1200+ members (asofJuly 2011)<br />Thousandsofvolunteers<br />
  • 3. Volunteers<br />What they spend on the WM projects:<br />Passion <br />Knowledge<br />Skills <br />Time<br />How we support them:<br />Infrastructure<br />Communication<br />Experience <br />Money<br />
  • 4. Whatmotivatesyoutocontribute?<br />I want to support Free Knowledge <br />I like being part of a bigger whole <br />My work is appreciated <br />I want to help others <br />‘cause it’s fun, and my friends are here<br />I like competing with others <br />I can win a prize<br />
  • 5. Zedler-Medal (2007-2010)<br />Goal: Engage external experts <br />Best scientific (Natural Science, Humanities) Wikipedia articles <br />Frist prize: 2 x 2,000 €, sponsored by partners <br />Enhanced promotion<br />30 submissions per year <br />Nearly only Wikipedians<br />Goals not reached <br />Relaunch in 2011: Zedler Award for Free Knowledge<br />
  • 6. Zedler-Medal (2007-2010)<br />CC-BY-SA-3.0, Wikimedia Commons , RaimondSpekking<br />CC-BY-SA, Wikimedia Commons, Elya<br />
  • 7. WissensWert (2010)<br />Kick-start ideas to become great Free Knowledge projects<br />Grant: up to 5,000 € per project<br />93 submissions<br />Mostly from non-Wikipedians<br />Jury + open voting: 8 projects financed and supervised <br />Nice Social Media coverage<br />To be optimized and continued in 2011  <br />
  • 8. CC-BY-SA, Wikimedia Commons, Elya<br />CC-BY, Wikipedia, Daniel Christensen<br />
  • 9. Wiki loves Monuments (2010-2011)<br />Photo contest for monuments in NL <br />Everyone can participate <br />iPad, non-monetary prizes<br />Hunting and gathering!<br />12,500 submitted photos <br />Nice press coverage<br />2011: European contest <br />
  • 10. Threekindsofcontestsandprizes:<br />2,000 € prize for one article and one person <br />5,000 € grant to realize a project, collaboratively <br />non-monetary prizes for hunting &amp; gathering <br />
  • 11. Wikimedia DeutschlandGesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.V.<br />Further information:<br />http://wikimedia.de <br />http://etherpad.wikimedia.org/incentives<br />Contact: <br />nicole.ebber@wikimedia.de<br />Twitter: @WikimediaDE<br />Facebook: WMDEev<br />
  • 12. Whatisyourexperiencewithcompetitionsandincentives?<br />Wikimedia Italy<br />Wikimedia UK<br />Wikimedia Czech <br />Wikimedia Nederland <br />YOU? <br />Be bold! Try sth new :)<br />CC-BY-SA, Flickr, opensourceway<br />
  • 13. THANKS!  <br />Unlessotherwisenoted, this<br />presentationislicensedunderthe<br />Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0license. <br />
  • 14. Links<br />http://wikimedia.de/wiki/Hauptseite<br />http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Zedler-Medaille<br />http://wikimedia.de/wiki/Wissenswert<br />http://vimeo.com/27002584<br />http://libreprojects.net/<br />http://blog.wikimedia.de/2011/07/28/wissenswert-public-domain-projekt/<br />http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2011<br />http://etherpad.wikimedia.org/incentives<br />

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