Wiki’s
Jimmy Wales
Jimmy Wales is an American Internet entrepreneur best
known as a co-founder and promoter of the online nonprofi...
What’s a Wiki?
Allows the creation and editing of any number of interlinked web pages via a
web browser using a simplified ...
How Wiki’s Work
Allows for collaborative editing of any page and creation of new pages, using
a browser without extra plug...
So What’s Special?
pages undergo a process of crowdsourced vetting that leads to higher quality
and more relevant data;
ve...
What Differentiates Wiki Software
Availability (OS versus Proprietary)
Underlying Technology
Extensibilty
Availability of ...
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TCD cs3107 Autumn 2013 Lecture 2.1

  1. 1. Wiki’s
  2. 2. Jimmy Wales Jimmy Wales is an American Internet entrepreneur best known as a co-founder and promoter of the online nonprofit encyclopedia Wikipedia. Completed a PhD in finance and worked as the research director of a Chicago futures and options firm. 1996 - Bomis, a male-oriented web portal featuring entertainment and adult content. The company would provide the initial funding for the peer-reviewed free encyclopedia Nupedia (2000–2003) and its successor, Wikipedia. 2001- Wales launched Wikipedia. He is historically cited as a co-founder of Wikipedia, though he has disputed the "co-" designation, declaring himself the sole founder. 2006 - 100 Most Influential People in the World - Time Magazine
  3. 3. What’s a Wiki? Allows the creation and editing of any number of interlinked web pages via a web browser using a simplified markup language or a WYSIWYG text editor.
  4. 4. How Wiki’s Work Allows for collaborative editing of any page and creation of new pages, using a browser without extra plug-ins; Promotes meaningful topic associations between different pages by making page link creation almost intuitively easy and showing whether an intended target page exists or not; It seeks to involve the visitor in an ongoing process of creation and collaboration that constantly changes the body of knowledge.
  5. 5. So What’s Special? pages undergo a process of crowdsourced vetting that leads to higher quality and more relevant data; versioning searching community participation
  6. 6. What Differentiates Wiki Software Availability (OS versus Proprietary) Underlying Technology Extensibilty Availability of Extensions
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