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Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010
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Wikimedia foundation exec presentation june 2010

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Wikimedia Foundation's core executive presentation.

Wikimedia Foundation's core executive presentation.

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  • Currently used by 20% of the world.
  • Google Yahoo Microsoft Facebook … Wikimedia
  • over 371,000,000 visitors a month. If it were a country it would be the 4th largest country in the world - somewhere between Indonesia and the U.S.
  • This is how many languages Wikipedia is in today.
  • Wikipedia traffic in relation to other news / information resources - public or private.
  • And zero marketing dollars No advertising While keeping it completely free for users
  • And zero marketing dollars No advertising While keeping it completely free for users
  • And we do all of this with just 40 employees
  • Over 100,000 volunteer editors, from all over the world and all walks of life. Wikipedia editors aren’t paid – they’re passionate about sharing what they know. They are anthropologists, geologists, sports columnists, chefs, musicians, theorists, political scientists, actuarial scientists, Michael Landon superfans, poets, laureates, etymologists, masons, anesthesiologists, bartenders, cigar aficionados, farmers, stock brokers, potters, Wu Tang Clan biographers, coders, astronauts.
  • Theory of Change: to increase our reach, we are focused on increasing participation & quality Leads in to strategic plan
  • The ecosystem that Wikipedia lives in... * large important popular websites like Google, Facebook, Craigslist, Yelp, YouTube * large important international non-profit organizations like the International Red Cross, Greenpeace, World Vision, Habitat for Humanity * large important cultural institutions and institutions of knowledge and learning – the BBC, the Hermitage, Der Spiegel, Tel Aviv University, NASA * the free software / free culture / free knowledge movement – FSF, CC, Linux
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    • 1. THE STORY OF WIKIPEDIA, AND WHY YOU SHOULD HELP WIKIMEDIA FOUNDATION Logo.jpg 00C25593Earth 7C260FF6: WikipediaLogo.jpg 00C25593Earth 7C260FF6:
    • 2. “ The ideal encyclopedia should be radical – it should stop being safe.” Charles Van Doren, The Idea of an Encyclopedia , American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 6, No. 1
    • 3. map02.png 00C25593Earth 7C260FF6:
    • 4. 5 RANK OF WIKIPEDIA IN TOP SITES, GLOBALLY
    • 5. 371,000,000 NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO READ WIKIPEDIA EVERY MONTH
    • 6. 256 NUMBER OF WIKIPEDIA LANGUAGE VERSIONS
    • 7. Wikipedia Audience Compared With Other Information Sites Measured using unique visitors. Data from comScore MediaMetrix. (Global Unique Visitors, in millions of users) 2007 2008 2009 2010
    • 8. 0 NUMBER OF DOLLARS SPENT ON ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION
    • 9. 0 COST TO USE WIKIPEDIA
    • 10. 40 NUMBER OF STAFF
    • 11. 100,000 NUMBER OF ACTIVE WIKIPEDIA EDITORS
    • 12. “ Wikipedia flourished partly because it was a shrine to altruism — a place for shy, learned people to deposit their trawls.” Nicholson Baker, “The Charms of Wikipedia,” March 2008, The New York Review of Books
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    • 33. “ Wikipedia represents a belief in the supremacy of reason and the goodness of others.” Daniel Pink, “The Book Stops Here,” Wired magazine 13.03, March 2005
    • 34. “ Wikipedia works because those who know the truth, or something close to it, are usually more numerous and more committed than those who believe in a falsehood.” Cass R. Sunstein, Infotopia: How Many Minds Produce Knowledge, Oxford University Press, 2006
    • 35. theoryofchange1.png 00C25593Earth 7C260FF6: PARTICIPATION QUALITY REACH Reach Content Participation
    • 36. “ If Wikipedia is becoming the family encyclopedia for the twenty-first century, historians probably have a professional obligation to make it as good as possible.” Roy Rosenzweig, The Journal of American History, Volume 93, Number 1 (June 2006) 117-46
    • 37. “ How Wikipedia works” animated video http://tiny.cc/swd8d “ How to edit Wikipedia” video http://tiny.cc/kx2df Another “How to edit Wikipedia” video http://tiny.cc/owyc9 Video about Wikipedia's reliability http://tiny.cc/mzk4l FAQ for librarians http://tiny.cc/xjbd4
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