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Presentation by Toby Johnson and Peter Ramsden at COPIE meeting 18th April 2008

Presentation by Toby Johnson and Peter Ramsden at COPIE meeting 18th April 2008

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        • Wikipreneurship.eu
        • COPIE I final conference
        • Brussels, 17-18 Apr 08
        • Toby Johnson
        • AEIDL/DIESIS
      • An online platform editable by:
        • anyone / a permitted group
      • many shareware programs e.g. MediaWiki
      • a network of interlinked pages
      • external links
      • images etc.
      • history = track changes
      • talk page = discussion of content
      What is a wiki?
      • a particular wiki to build an encyclopaedia
      • a charity:
        • founded by ‘Jimbo’ Wales
        • owned by Wikipedia Foundation
        • financed by donations
      • democratic governance
        • watchlists
        • administrators
        • disputes resolution system
      What is Wikipedia?
      • started 2001
      • 9 million articles
      • 253 languages
      • English = 2.1m articles & 55% of usage
      • Google heavy hitter
      • consulted by 36% of online US adults
      Growth of Wikipedia
      • be bold
      • notability
      • cite published sources
      • neutral point of view
      • encyclopaedic style
      Wikipedia principles
      • a wiki dedicated to inclusive and social entrepreneurship
      • started 2008
      • financed by EQUAL/ESF
      • 277 articles so far!
      What is Wikipreneurship.eu?
    • Why our own wiki?
      • Wikipedia
      • + Wealth of content to link to
      • + Wealth of expert editors
      • + Serendipity
      • + Free of charge
      • – ‘ Deletionist’ editors
      • – Ban on ‘advertising’
      • – Issue of notability
      • – Some limited functionality
      • Own wiki
      • + Freedom over content
      • + Freedom over style
      • + Opinions
      • + Quotations
      • + Can define special areas
      • + Can protect pages
      • – Write own background info
      • – Pay for hosting
      • familiar
      • stable, well-maintained
      • good range of features
      • wide range of add-ons
      • complements other platforms; Flickr, Slideshare …
      Why MediaWiki?
      • Main page: feature / contents / news / help / new article
      • Index pages e.g. MILE
      • Policy briefs & minibriefs
      • News & events
      • Projects & products
      • Definitions
      Structure of wikipreneurship.eu
      • Goal to become Europe’s largest and most used knowledge centre on Inclusive and social entrepreneurship
      • started February 2008
      • financed by EQUAL/ESF
      • Hosted by Kiz
      • 250+ articles in six weeks
      What is Wikipreneurship.eu?
      • Types of articles:projects, Products, Policy briefs and minibriefs, events
      • Member States:Belgium, France, Spain, UK
      • Regions: Asturias, Andalusia
      • Target groups
      • Domains and sub domains of the enterprise ladder
      Types of categories
      • Indexing is by multiple categories , e.g.:
      • Content type - category:products (131)
      • Countries - category:Spain (5)
      • Target groups - category:Migrants (32)
      • Ladder themes - category:Microfinance (10)
      • Programmes - category:MILE (41)
      • Quick tagging coming soon!
      Types of content
      • fear
      • democracy
      • etiquette
      • multilingualism
      • copyright
      • training
      • stimulating interaction
      Issues