Successful Community  Collaboration using  Wikis  Angela Beesley 27 September, 2007
A wiki is... ...a website that you can edit....
The Wikimedia Foundation <ul><ul><li>Imagine a world where every person has free access to the sum of all human knowledge ...
<ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Started in 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>9 th  most visi...
<ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>English Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>5.4 million editors  </li></ul><ul><li>2 ...
 
Wikipedia is a community Wikimania 2007, Taipei CC-BY-SA. Alex S.H. Lin
Wikipedia is a community with  5.4 million registered users Wikimania 2007, Taipei CC-BY-SA. Alex S.H. Lin
Wikipedia is a community with 5.4 million registered users collaborating in the creation of the world’s largest encycloped...
Can you trust  user-generated  content?
Trusting the process <ul><li>Open to correction and improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Everything is reversible </li></ul><ul><...
Every edit is logged
Every edit is logged User-run bots highlight potential “bad edits”
Tagging of problematic content
The wiki community <ul><li>Working towards a shared goal </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Welcoming to ne...
Dispute resolution
<ul><li>Wikipedia  is the encyclopedia,  </li></ul><ul><li>Wikia  is the rest of the library. </li></ul>
 
Wikia Gaming Network 250,000 articles
MediaWiki <ul><li>Open Source wiki software application developed for Wikipedia </li></ul>
 
Social tools
Promotion
Widgets
Integration with third-party tools
Wikitext <ul><li>Markup language  </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified alternative to HTML  </li></ul><ul><li>No standards </li></ul>
 
Easy to learn, hard to master
WoWWiki.com
 
Properties of successful wikis
Advantages of wikis
Internal uses of wikis
External uses of wikis
Starting a wiki: hosted or self-installed
<ul><li>Encourage new editors </li></ul><ul><li>Provide editing suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>Make editing sound easy </li...
Wiki adoption
Wiki adoption
Wiki adoption
How could you  use a wiki?
<ul><li>Angela Beesley </li></ul><ul><li>Email:  [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Blog : wikiangela.com/blog </li></ul>
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How successful wikis are built, with examples from Wikipedia and Wikia. Angela Beesley's presentation at Web Directions South, Sydney, 27 September 2007.

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  • Successful Community Collaboration Using Wikis

    1. 1. Successful Community Collaboration using Wikis Angela Beesley 27 September, 2007
    2. 2. A wiki is... ...a website that you can edit....
    3. 3. The Wikimedia Foundation <ul><ul><li>Imagine a world where every person has free access to the sum of all human knowledge </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Started in 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>9 th most visited website </li></ul><ul><li>Created by volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Openly editable </li></ul><ul><li>Freely licensed </li></ul><ul><li>230 languages </li></ul><ul><li>Run by a non-profit </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>English Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>5.4 million editors </li></ul><ul><li>2 million articles </li></ul><ul><li>10 million pages </li></ul>
    6. 7. Wikipedia is a community Wikimania 2007, Taipei CC-BY-SA. Alex S.H. Lin
    7. 8. Wikipedia is a community with 5.4 million registered users Wikimania 2007, Taipei CC-BY-SA. Alex S.H. Lin
    8. 9. Wikipedia is a community with 5.4 million registered users collaborating in the creation of the world’s largest encyclopedia. Wikimania 2007, Taipei CC-BY-SA. Alex S.H. Lin
    9. 10. Can you trust user-generated content?
    10. 11. Trusting the process <ul><li>Open to correction and improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Everything is reversible </li></ul><ul><li>Changes are transparent </li></ul><ul><li>Poor content is flagged </li></ul>
    11. 12. Every edit is logged
    12. 13. Every edit is logged User-run bots highlight potential “bad edits”
    13. 14. Tagging of problematic content
    14. 15. The wiki community <ul><li>Working towards a shared goal </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Welcoming to newcomers </li></ul><ul><li>Rewarding to old-timers </li></ul><ul><li>Dispute resolution processes </li></ul>
    15. 16. Dispute resolution
    16. 17. <ul><li>Wikipedia is the encyclopedia, </li></ul><ul><li>Wikia is the rest of the library. </li></ul>
    17. 19. Wikia Gaming Network 250,000 articles
    18. 20. MediaWiki <ul><li>Open Source wiki software application developed for Wikipedia </li></ul>
    19. 22. Social tools
    20. 23. Promotion
    21. 24. Widgets
    22. 25. Integration with third-party tools
    23. 26. Wikitext <ul><li>Markup language </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified alternative to HTML </li></ul><ul><li>No standards </li></ul>
    24. 28. Easy to learn, hard to master
    25. 29. WoWWiki.com
    26. 31. Properties of successful wikis
    27. 32. Advantages of wikis
    28. 33. Internal uses of wikis
    29. 34. External uses of wikis
    30. 35. Starting a wiki: hosted or self-installed
    31. 36. <ul><li>Encourage new editors </li></ul><ul><li>Provide editing suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>Make editing sound easy </li></ul><ul><li>Examples from three top wikis... </li></ul>Wiki adoption
    32. 37. Wiki adoption
    33. 38. Wiki adoption
    34. 39. Wiki adoption
    35. 40. How could you use a wiki?
    36. 41. <ul><li>Angela Beesley </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Blog : wikiangela.com/blog </li></ul>

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