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    Wikipedia - presentation to Mosman Council Wikipedia - presentation to Mosman Council Presentation Transcript

    • Everything you wanted to know about Wikipedia but were too afraid to ask! Liam Wyatt Mosman Council - 2010
    • Wiki. What? Wikis in Plain English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
    • Why you need to know 1. It has something on everything
    • Why you need to know 2. It is free (x2), not for profit, volunteer created, available to use, and re-use.
    • Why you need to know 3. It is a global community
    • Why you need to know 4. It is happening right now
    • Why you need to know 5. All the cool kids are doing it
    • Why you need to 6. It is in every language you’ve never heard of. 7. It is available in many different ways.
    • http://underdogpictures.com/wikidoc/site/trailer.htm Documentary trailer - “Truth in Numbers”
    • Demo Anatomy of an article
    • • Neutral Point of View (NPOV) • Verifiability (V) • No Original Research (NOR) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Pillars http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_Wikipedia_is_not http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Lame
    • In depth example: [[Sydney Artists’ Camps]] 1. Free-licensing 2. Community 3. Wiki-editing
    • Origin: Dictionary of Sydney • http://www.dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/artists_camps
    • 1. Free-Licenses • the freedom to use the work and enjoy the benefits of using it • the freedom to study the work and to apply knowledge acquired from it • the freedom to make and redistribute copies, in whole or in part, of the information or expression • the freedom to make changes and improvements, and to distribute derivative works
    • 2. Community http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEkF5o6KPNI
    • 3. Wiki-editing Demo • “Beta” • Latest usability example: http:// prototype.wikimedia.org/s-6/index.php? title=San_Francisco&action=edit
    • Thank you. liamwyatt@gmail.com [[user:witty lama]] www.wittylama.com/blog