Wikimedia, Wiki & Web 2.0, Free Culture

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Jeromy-Yu Chan, Deputy President of Wikimedia Hong Kong, introducing Wikimedia and her relation with Web 2.0 and Free culture to the audience invited by The Open University of Hong Kong - Student Society of Computing (Full-time Program)

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Wikimedia, Wiki & Web 2.0, Free Culture

  1. 1. WIKIPEDIA, WIKI & WEB 2.0, FREE CULTURE By Jérômy-Yu Chan for OUHK SSC5-Mar-2009 1This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License (3.0, by-nc-nd).
  2. 2. •Jeromy-Yu CHAN • Senior Chief Editor • Administrator (Sysop) • Deputy-President, Wikimedia HK • Year 3 Student of HKSYU The Speaker 5-Mar-2009 2
  3. 3. By KaurJmeb , used under CC 2.0 (by-sa) 5-Mar-2009 3
  4. 4. WIKIMEDIA 101 Wikipedians, Wikipedia & Wikimedia5-Mar-2009 4
  5. 5. 海納百川,有容乃大 The Motto of Chinese Wikipedia 語出林則徐贈廣州越華書院之對聯 Mar-1839 Wikipedia 5-Mar-2009 5
  6. 6. Wikipedia 5-Mar-2009 6  Wikiwikiweb+encyclopedia  The so-called “Free” Encyclopedia  Encyclopedia containing more than 7 million articles in 250 languages  English edition launched 5-Jan-2001  as a complement to Nupedia, an expert-written and now defunct encyclopedia
  7. 7. English Version Wikipedia 5-Mar-2009 7
  8. 8. One of the founders of Wikipedia , A Picture used in the 2008 Fundraiser Campaign, used under CC 3.0 (by-sa) Jimmy Wales 5-Mar-2009 8
  9. 9. Chinese Wikipedia  Established along with 12 other Wikipedias in May 2001  did not support Chinese characters  24-Oct-2002  User:Mountain created the first page, Main Page  27-Oct-2002  A software update for Chinese input  domain  zh.wikipedia.org  17-Nov-2002  First real article: Computer science ( 計 算 機 科 學 ) 5-Mar-2009 9
  10. 10. Main page of Chinese Wikipedia 維基百科 5-Mar-2009 10
  11. 11. The mission of the Wikimedia Foundation is to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally. From Article II of Bylaws of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Wikimedia 5-Mar-2009 11
  12. 12. Wikimedia Timeline 5-Mar-2009 12 Jan-2001 Jun-2003 Mar-2000
  13. 13. Wikimedia Projects 5-Mar-2009 13
  14. 14. Dictionary cataloging meanings, synonyms, etymologies and translations. Wiktionary 5-Mar-2009 14
  15. 15. Collection of free educational textbooks and learning materials Wikibooks 5-Mar-2009 15
  16. 16. Collection of quotations structured in numerous ways. Wikiquote 5-Mar-2009 16
  17. 17. Project to provide and translate free source documents, such as public domain texts. Wikisource 5-Mar-2009 17
  18. 18. Repository of images, sounds, videos and general media, containing more than 1,000,000 files. Wikimedia Commons 5-Mar-2009 18
  19. 19. Directory of species data on animalia, plantae, fungi, bacteria, archaea, protista and all other forms of life. Wikispecies 5-Mar-2009 19
  20. 20. News source containing original reporting by citizen journalists from many countries Wikinews 5-Mar-2009 20
  21. 21. Courses, course materials, tests. Announced to go into beta testing, little has been officially decided on its structure Wikiversity 5-Mar-2009 21
  22. 22. Meta-Wiki Wikimedia Incubator Administrative Wikis 5-Mar-2009 22
  23. 23. Coordination between different Wikimedia projects Meta-Wiki 5-Mar-2009 23
  24. 24. Used to test possible new Wikimedia projects and new languages for existing projects. Wikimedia Incubator 5-Mar-2009 24
  25. 25. Wikimedia Foundation 5-Mar-2009 25  Not Wikipedia Foundation  The Resolution of it affects everyone  You cannot actually change anything in Wikipedia...  Because of the rules set up by the Foundation
  26. 26. WIKI MediaWiki, Wiki5-Mar-2009 26
  27. 27. A wiki is a website that allows visitors to add, remove, and edit content. Wikipedia, 2007 Wiki 5-Mar-2009 27
  28. 28. Brief History 5-Mar-2009 28  WikiWikiWeb, the first wiki  Ward Cunningham, Its founder  Started development in 1994  installed it online 25-Mar-1995  "wiki" is a Hawaiian word for "quick"  Cunningham name the system after a shuttle bus line that runs between the terminals in Honolulu International Airport
  29. 29. Which inspired Ward Cunningham to use Wiki to name his new system, by Andrew Laing , used under CC 2.0 (by-sa) The Wiki-Wiki Shuttle bus 5-Mar-2009 29
  30. 30. Types of Wikis 5-Mar-2009 30 By KaurJmeb, used under CC 2.0 (by-sa)
  31. 31. Why wikis are so special 5-Mar-2009 31  Mass collaboration (D. Tapscott 2006)  Openness  Peering  Sharing  Acting Globally  Logs  Revision History  Recent Changes  Full of Interlinks  New Style of Mark-up language
  32. 32. Current Usage 5-Mar-2009 32  Information sharing in Global scale like Wikimedia  As Content management system in some institutions & communities-of-practice  Some wikis developed their own communities-of-practice……..  New Trends……
  33. 33. MediaWiki is a web-based wiki software application used by all projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, all wikis hosted by Wikia, and many other wikis, including some of the largest and most popular ones. Originally developed to serve the needs of the free content Wikipedia encyclopedia, today it has also been deployed by companies as an internal knowledge management solution, and as a content management system. Wikipedia, 2007 MediaWiki 5-Mar-2009 33
  34. 34. Wikimedia & MediaWiki 5-Mar-2009 34  Wikimedia  Collaboration of projects that runs by Wikimedia Foundation  Like Wikipedia, Wikiquote, Wikinews, etc  MediaWiki  software which Wikimedia Projects runs on  A typical Software that powers a wiki
  35. 35. Key facts 5-Mar-2009 35  written in the PHP  can use MySQL or PostgreSQL Database  Original Designed for Wikipedia  Now used by  Wikimedia Projects  Wikia  One of the most popular Wiki System
  36. 36. WEB 2.0 & FREE CULTURE 5-Mar-2009 36
  37. 37. Web 2.0  2 way communication  facilitate communication, secure information sharing, interoperability, and collaboration on the World Wide Web.  social-networking sites  video-sharing sites  Wikis  Blogs 5-Mar-2009 37
  38. 38. Free culture  The free culture movement is a social movement that promotes the freedom to distribute and modify creative works, using the Internet as well as other media.  Creative Commons  Opensource  Coursework  OLPC  Wikimedia  Bloggers 5-Mar-2009 38
  39. 39. CONCLUSIONS Give me a few more minutes please……5-Mar-2009 39
  40. 40. Glossary 5-Mar-2009 40  Wikipedia (and not The Wikipedia) is the encyclopedia project by Wikimedia.  The Wikimedia Foundation, based in the United States, is the nonprofit corporation that maintains the project  A wiki is the generic term for web site that anyone can edit, which may run MediaWiki or any of many dozens of other wiki software packages.  MediaWiki is the name of the software that runs Wikipedia, and many other independent sites.
  41. 41. Examples of proper usage 5-Mar-2009 41  "The university started a wiki for its students to collaborate."  "The university started a Wikipedia for its students to collaborate."  "The Wikimedia Foundation announced a new project today."  "The Wikipedia Foundation announced a new project today.“
  42. 42. Reference 5-Mar-2009 42  Hsu, KJ. Presentation materials for National Chung Cheng University, Chia-yi, 2006  Hsu, KJ. 維基百科攻略 : 分享知識最前線 , Pcuser, 2006  D. Tapscott & A. D. Williams, Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything , Portfolio, 2006  Wikimedia Foundation, Materials on its Projects, 2007  Photos stores on Flickr.com & Wikimedia Sites  Wikimedia Foundation, Annual Report 2007/08  Note: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License (3.0, by-nc-nd).
  43. 43. THANKS FOR LISTENING!!! Panel please….5-Mar-2009 43

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