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Wikimedia, Wiki & Web 2.0, Free Culture


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 …

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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  • 1. WIKIPEDIA, WIKI & WEB 2.0, FREE CULTURE By J érômy-Yu Chan for OUHK SSC 5-Mar-2009 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License (3.0, by-nc-nd).
  • 2.
    • Jeromy-Yu CHAN
      • Senior Chief Editor
      • Administrator (Sysop)
      • Deputy-President, Wikimedia HK
      • Year 3 Student of HKSYU
    The Speaker 5-Mar-2009
  • 3.
    • By KaurJmeb , used under CC 2.0 (by-sa)
  • 4. WIKIMEDIA 101 Wikipedians, Wikipedia & Wikimedia 5-Mar-2009
  • 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
  • 6. Wikipedia
    • 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.
    • English Version
    Wikipedia 5-Mar-2009
  • 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
  • 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 
    • 17-Nov-2002
      • Fir st real article: Computer science ( 計算機科學 )
  • 10.
    • Main page of Chinese Wikipedia
    維基百科 5-Mar-2009
  • 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
  • 12. Wikimedia Timeline 5-Mar-2009 Jan-2001 Jun-2003 Mar-2000
  • 13. Wikimedia Projects 5-Mar-2009
  • 14.
    • Dictionary cataloging meanings, synonyms, etymologies and translations.
    Wiktionary 5-Mar-2009
  • 15.
    • Collection of free educational textbooks and learning materials
    Wikibooks 5-Mar-2009
  • 16.
    • Collection of quotations structured in numerous ways.
    Wikiquote 5-Mar-2009
  • 17.
    • Project to provide and translate free source documents, such as public domain texts.
    Wikisource 5-Mar-2009
  • 18.
    • Repository of images, sounds, videos and general media, containing more than 1,000,000 files.
    Wikimedia Commons 5-Mar-2009
  • 19.
    • Directory of species data on animalia, plantae, fungi, bacteria, archaea, protista and all other forms of life.
    Wikispecies 5-Mar-2009
  • 20.
    • News source containing original reporting by citizen journalists from many countries
    Wikinews 5-Mar-2009
  • 21.
    • Courses, course materials, tests. Announced to go into beta testing, little has been officially decided on its structure
    Wikiversity 5-Mar-2009
  • 22.
    • Meta-Wiki
    • Wikimedia Incubator
    Administrative Wikis 5-Mar-2009
  • 23.
      • Coordination between different Wikimedia projects
    Meta-Wiki 5-Mar-2009
  • 24.
      • Used to test possible new Wikimedia projects and new languages for existing projects.
    Wikimedia Incubator 5-Mar-2009
  • 25. Wiki m edia Foundation
    • Not Wiki p edia Foundation
    • The Resolution of it affects everyone
    • You cannot actually change anything in Wikipedia...
      • Because of the rules set up by the Foundation
  • 26. WIKI MediaWiki, Wiki 5-Mar-2009
  • 27.
    • A wiki is a website that allows visitors to add, remove, and edit content.
    • Wikipedia, 2007
    Wiki 5-Mar-2009
  • 28. Brief History
    • 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.
    • 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
  • 30. Types of Wikis 5-Mar-2009 By KaurJmeb, used under CC 2.0 (by-sa)
  • 31. Why wikis are so special
      • 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. Current Usage
    • 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.
    • 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
  • 34. Wikimedia & MediaWiki
    • 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. Key facts
    • 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. WEB 2.0 & FREE CULTURE 5-Mar-2009
  • 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
  • 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
  • 39. CONCLUSIONS Give me a few more minutes please…… 5-Mar-2009
  • 40. Glossary
    • 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. Examples of proper usage
    •  "The university started a wiki for its students to collaborate."
    •  "The university started a Wikipedia for its students to collaborate."
    •  "The Wiki m edia Foundation announced a new project today."
    •  "The Wiki p edia Foundation announced a new project today.“
  • 42. Reference
      • 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 & Wikimedia Sites
      • Wikimedia Foundation, Annual Report 2007/08
    • Note: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License (3.0, by-nc-nd).
  • 43. THANKS FOR LISTENING!!! Panel please…. 5-Mar-2009