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Wikia and Wikipedia by Angela Beesley

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Presentation given to NSW KM Forum by Angela Beesley on wikis, Wikia & Wikipedia. Part of Online Comunities Feb 2009

Presentation given to NSW KM Forum by Angela Beesley on wikis, Wikia & Wikipedia. Part of Online Comunities Feb 2009

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    • 1. Wiki communities Angela Beesley Starling NSW KM Forum Sydney 2009
    • 2.  
    • 3.  
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    • 5. Not just an encyclopedia, Wikipedia is a huge global community Wikimedia Conference 2007, Taipei.
    • 6. Only a tiny percentage will participate
      • Wikipedia has
      • ¼ billion readers every month
      • Thousands of regular editors
      • The 1% rule
    • 7. Why do we want more editors? “ article quality is indeed correlated with both number of edits and number of distinct editors. ” HP Labs 2007
    • 8. Learning wiki syntax is a barrier to participation
    • 9. Make it as easy as you possibly can answers.wikia.com answers.wikia.com
    • 10. Transparency increases trust
    • 11. Dispute resolution
    • 12. Encourage new members
    • 13.
      • Trust the community
      • Make it easy to start participating
      • Define a shared goal
        • example...
      Best practices
    • 14. Imagine a world in which every person can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. Wikipedia’s Vision
    • 15.  
    • 16.
      • With the exception of copyrighted images, logos, and screenshots, this presentation is released under the Creative Commons Attribution License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
      • Golden Wiki Award image created by Hill and available under the GNU Free Documentation License. http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gfdl.html http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Goldenwiki.png
      • Wikimania 2007, Taipei photo by Alex S.H. Lin and available under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/ http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimania07finalgrouppic.jpg
      • The Wikipedia logo was created by Nohat. It is copyrighted and a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation.
      • Wikia logo designed by Mike Bohrer, © Wikia, Inc. http://www.wikia.com/wiki/Wikia:Logo
      • The Star Wars Wiki logo was designed by Tracy Duncan and is released under the GNU Free Documentation License. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Image:Wiki.png
      • “ Wikipedia”, “The Wikimedia Foundation” and the Wikipedia logo are trademarks of the Wikimedia Foundation.
      • “ Wikia” is a service mark of Wikia, Inc.
      • Screenshots of wiki content include text which is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
      • HP Labs quotation - Dennis M. Wilkinson and Bernardo A. Huberman, Assessing the Value of Cooperation in Wikipedia. http://www.hpl.hp.com/research/idl/papers/wikipedia/index.html
      • Disclaimers: The logos used here may be copyrighted and/or trademarked to their respective owners. Their use here does not imply endorsement. Wikia, Inc. and The Wikimedia Foundation are separate organisations and mention of them here does not imply any relationship between them.
      Contact me: angela@wikia.com