Wikis The Wild, Wild World of the Wiki Web 2.0: Why it matters and what you need to know  a practical guide ALPSP Training...
What is a Wiki?
“… software  that allows users to collaboratively create, edit,  link , and organize the content of a website, usually for...
The Essence of Wiki Software
Edit This Page <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… Edit  Any  Page </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
Creating New Content <ul><li>Blog Post </li></ul><ul><li>Document </li></ul>But a Wiki is about  Pages
Creating New Pages <ul><li>Link to Content That Doesn’t Exist </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the link to Edit the Page </li></...
Creating New Pages <ul><li>Link to Content That Doesn’t Exist </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the link to Edit the Page </li></...
Creating New Pages <ul><li>Link to Content That Doesn’t Exist </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the link to Edit the Page </li></...
Creating New Pages <ul><li>Link to Content That Doesn’t Exist </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the link to Edit the Page </li></...
Creating New Pages <ul><li>Link to Content That Doesn’t Exist </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the link to Edit the Page </li></...
Creating New Pages <ul><li>Link to Content That Doesn’t Exist </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the link to Edit the Page </li></...
Creating New Pages <ul><li>Link to Content That Doesn’t Exist </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the link to Edit the Page </li></...
Wiki Text
Wiki Text <ul><li>One of the original intentions of the [Wiki]  </li></ul><ul><li>environment was to make it really simple...
Wiki Text <ul><li>One of the original intentions of the  Wiki  environment was to make it really simple to both edit  and ...
Wiki Text <ul><li>Wiki Text was intended to avoid people having to learn HTML markup </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generally works...
Wiki Text
Wiki Text
Other Wiki Features
Other Wiki Features <ul><li>Page History </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare and view previous versions of a page </li></ul></ul...
The Evolution of the Wiki
C2 Wiki <ul><li>The First! </li></ul>
Wikipedia <ul><li>Most Popular </li></ul><ul><li>Largest Wiki </li></ul>
Citizendium <ul><li>Addresses Issues of Anonymity </li></ul>
Freebase <ul><li>Structured Data Entry </li></ul>
 
Creating a Successful Wiki
Creating a Successful Wiki Choose the Environment
Creating a Successful Wiki Build Your Community
Creating a Successful Wiki Seed the Wiki with Content and Structure
Creating a Successful Wiki Stay Relevant
Creating a Successful Wiki Encourage Good Wiki Etiquette
Creating a Successful Wiki Practice Wiki Gardening
Creating a Successful Wiki Avoid a Wiki Explosion
Creating a Successful Wiki <ul><li>Choosing the Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Building Your Community </li></ul><ul><li>Se...
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Wikis

  1. 1. Wikis The Wild, Wild World of the Wiki Web 2.0: Why it matters and what you need to know a practical guide ALPSP Training Course London, April 2008
  2. 2. What is a Wiki?
  3. 3. “… software that allows users to collaboratively create, edit, link , and organize the content of a website, usually for reference material.” - Wikipedia “ the simplest online database that could possibly work ” -- Ward Cunningham, What Is Wiki
  4. 4. The Essence of Wiki Software
  5. 5. Edit This Page <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… Edit Any Page </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Creating New Content <ul><li>Blog Post </li></ul><ul><li>Document </li></ul>But a Wiki is about Pages
  7. 7. Creating New Pages <ul><li>Link to Content That Doesn’t Exist </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the link to Edit the Page </li></ul><ul><li>The link text becomes the page name </li></ul>
  8. 8. Creating New Pages <ul><li>Link to Content That Doesn’t Exist </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the link to Edit the Page </li></ul><ul><li>The link text becomes the page name </li></ul><ul><li>Read more about Social Bookmarking </li></ul>
  9. 9. Creating New Pages <ul><li>Link to Content That Doesn’t Exist </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the link to Edit the Page </li></ul><ul><li>The link text becomes the page name </li></ul><ul><li>Read more about Social Bookmarking </li></ul>
  10. 10. Creating New Pages <ul><li>Link to Content That Doesn’t Exist </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the link to Edit the Page </li></ul><ul><li>The link text becomes the page name </li></ul><ul><li>Read more about Social Bookmarking </li></ul>
  11. 11. Creating New Pages <ul><li>Link to Content That Doesn’t Exist </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the link to Edit the Page </li></ul><ul><li>The link text becomes the page name </li></ul><ul><li>Read more about Social Bookmarking ? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Creating New Pages <ul><li>Link to Content That Doesn’t Exist </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the link to Edit the Page </li></ul><ul><li>The link text becomes the page name </li></ul><ul><li>Read more about Social Bookmarking </li></ul>
  13. 13. Creating New Pages <ul><li>Link to Content That Doesn’t Exist </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the link to Edit the Page </li></ul><ul><li>The link text becomes the page name </li></ul>
  14. 14. Wiki Text
  15. 15. Wiki Text <ul><li>One of the original intentions of the [Wiki] </li></ul><ul><li>environment was to make it really simple to both </li></ul><ul><li>edit ’’and’’ style text. </li></ul><ul><li>This includes </li></ul><ul><li>* lists </li></ul><ul><li>* paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>* links and other basic text formatting </li></ul><ul><li>Typically there are two types of list: </li></ul><ul><li># bulleted, and </li></ul><ul><li># numbered </li></ul>
  16. 16. Wiki Text <ul><li>One of the original intentions of the Wiki environment was to make it really simple to both edit and style text. </li></ul><ul><li>This includes </li></ul><ul><li>lists </li></ul><ul><li>paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>links and other basic text formatting </li></ul><ul><li>Typically there are two types of list: </li></ul><ul><li>bulleted, and </li></ul><ul><li>numbered </li></ul>
  17. 17. Wiki Text <ul><li>Wiki Text was intended to avoid people having to learn HTML markup </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generally works well, very easy to pick up </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BUT… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There is no standard text formatting, which can be frustrating! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The majority of wikis only use text formatting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasingly many also offer a WYSIWYG editor </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Wiki Text
  19. 19. Wiki Text
  20. 20. Other Wiki Features
  21. 21. Other Wiki Features <ul><li>Page History </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare and view previous versions of a page </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“Recent Changes” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>View recently edited pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View recent visitors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pages That Link Here </li></ul><ul><ul><li>View other pages that link to the one you’re reading </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Categories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assign pages to categories to better organize them </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. The Evolution of the Wiki
  23. 23. C2 Wiki <ul><li>The First! </li></ul>
  24. 24. Wikipedia <ul><li>Most Popular </li></ul><ul><li>Largest Wiki </li></ul>
  25. 25. Citizendium <ul><li>Addresses Issues of Anonymity </li></ul>
  26. 26. Freebase <ul><li>Structured Data Entry </li></ul>
  27. 28. Creating a Successful Wiki
  28. 29. Creating a Successful Wiki Choose the Environment
  29. 30. Creating a Successful Wiki Build Your Community
  30. 31. Creating a Successful Wiki Seed the Wiki with Content and Structure
  31. 32. Creating a Successful Wiki Stay Relevant
  32. 33. Creating a Successful Wiki Encourage Good Wiki Etiquette
  33. 34. Creating a Successful Wiki Practice Wiki Gardening
  34. 35. Creating a Successful Wiki Avoid a Wiki Explosion
  35. 36. Creating a Successful Wiki <ul><li>Choosing the Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Building Your Community </li></ul><ul><li>Seeding the Wiki with Content and Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Stay Relevant </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage Good Wiki Etiquette </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki Gardening </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid a Wiki Explosion </li></ul>
  36. 37. Questions?
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