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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