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  • wikiHow Presentation Wikimanía 28-8-2009   [email_address]
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    • Free Culture ≈ Free Software ≈ Occasionally Free Beer
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    • Free Culture ≈ Free Software ≈ Occasionally Free Beer
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    • ≠  Free Laptop Computer
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  • What is wikiHow?
      • wikiHow is collaboration to build the world's largest , highest quality, how-to manual
      • 16 million unique visitors - ranked 102nd most popular site by Quantcast
      • 7 languages
  • Why do people contribute to wikiHow?
      • I think it is fun/entertaining (77%)
      • I find it personally rewarding (75%)
      • I love to give back (66%)
      • I enjoy collaborating with others (60%)
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  • Simplified reasons for contributing Fun 1 Greater Meaning Collaboration 2 3
  • Making editing easier means more edits Advanced editor Guided editor
  • Edit abandonment is the failure to have fun
  • Being reverted is not fun
    • Monthly ratio of reverted edits by editor class
    Source : Suh, Bongwon; Convertino, Gregorio; Chi, Ed H.; & Pirolli, Peter (2009). The Singularity is not near: Slowing growth of Wikipedia. {suh, convertino, echi, pirolli}@parc.com
  • Simplified reasons for contributing Fun 1 Greater Meaning Collaboration 2 3
  • Noble missions provide greater meaning
      • Wikipedia : An encyclopedia for every person on the planet in their own language.
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      • wikiHow : Practical instructions to help people solve the problems of everyday life.
  • Extending greater meaning: Books to Africa experiment
      • Every time someone writes a new article on wikiHow, we will ship a physical text book to a child in Africa
  • Greater meaning detractor: Advertising
    • Partial solution: Opt out ads
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  • Greater meaning detractor: Advertising
    • Partial solution: Opt out ads
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  • Going carbon neutral: A cautionary tale
      • wikiHow went carbon neutral a few years ago;  temporarily was the most popular carbon neutral website
      • Going carbon neutral added meaning for many in community
      • But detracted meaning for others....
  • Simplified reasons for contributing Fun 1 Greater Meaning Collaboration 2 3
  • Offering classes
        • Compassionate Communication (aka Non-Violent Communication)
        • Goal to encourage civil, enjoyable collaboration
        • Taught by live instructors on phone and online
        • Free to wikiHow editors
        • $250 to non-editors
        • Writing Skills
        • Offered free classes on general writing skills taught by live instructors from Gotham Writers Workshop
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  • New article boost (NAB) Via NAB: Patrol and edit new articles, support contributors
  • Female editors * measured % of female admins
  • Simplified reasons for contributing
    • Fun
    1 Greater Meaning Collaboration 2 3
  • Keep in touch
      • wikiHow User:JackHerrick
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      • email: [email_address]
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      • Identi.ca : @Jack
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      • Twitter: @JackHerrick