Everything you wanted to
know about Wikipedia but
 were too afraid to ask!

           Liam Wyatt

      Mosman Council - ...
Wiki. What?




        Wikis in Plain English
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
Why you need to know
 1. It has something on everything
Why you need to know
 2. It is free (x2), not for profit, volunteer
 created, available to use, and re-use.
Why you need to know
 3. It is a global community
Why you need to know
 4. It is happening right now
Why you need to know
 5. All the cool kids are doing it
Why you
  need to
6. It is in every language
you’ve never heard of.
7. It is available in many
different ways.
http://underdogpictures.com/wikidoc/site/trailer.htm
  Documentary trailer - “Truth in Numbers”
Demo

Anatomy of an article
• Neutral Point of
   View (NPOV)
 • Verifiability (V)
 • No Original
   Research (NOR)


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
In depth example:

 [[Sydney Artists’ Camps]]
1. Free-licensing
2. Community
3. Wiki-editing
Origin: Dictionary of Sydney




•   http://www.dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/artists_camps
1. Free-Licenses

•
the freedom to use the work and enjoy the benefits of using it

•
the freedom to study the work and to ...
2. Community
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEkF5o6KPNI
3. Wiki-editing
                  Demo

• “Beta”
• Latest usability example: http://
  prototype.wikimedia.org/s-6/index.p...
Thank you.
 liamwyatt@gmail.com
    [[user:witty lama]]

www.wittylama.com/blog
Wikipedia - presentation to Mosman Council
Wikipedia - presentation to Mosman Council
Wikipedia - presentation to Mosman Council
Wikipedia - presentation to Mosman Council
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Wikipedia - presentation to Mosman Council

  1. Everything you wanted to know about Wikipedia but were too afraid to ask! Liam Wyatt Mosman Council - 2010
  2. Wiki. What? Wikis in Plain English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
  3. Why you need to know 1. It has something on everything
  4. Why you need to know 2. It is free (x2), not for profit, volunteer created, available to use, and re-use.
  5. Why you need to know 3. It is a global community
  6. Why you need to know 4. It is happening right now
  7. Why you need to know 5. All the cool kids are doing it
  8. Why you need to 6. It is in every language you’ve never heard of. 7. It is available in many different ways.
  9. http://underdogpictures.com/wikidoc/site/trailer.htm Documentary trailer - “Truth in Numbers”
  10. Demo Anatomy of an article
  11. • Neutral Point of View (NPOV) • Verifiability (V) • No Original Research (NOR) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Pillars http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_Wikipedia_is_not http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Lame
  12. In depth example: [[Sydney Artists’ Camps]] 1. Free-licensing 2. Community 3. Wiki-editing
  13. Origin: Dictionary of Sydney • http://www.dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/artists_camps
  14. 1. Free-Licenses • the freedom to use the work and enjoy the benefits of using it • the freedom to study the work and to apply knowledge acquired from it • the freedom to make and redistribute copies, in whole or in part, of the information or expression • the freedom to make changes and improvements, and to distribute derivative works
  15. 2. Community http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEkF5o6KPNI
  16. 3. Wiki-editing Demo • “Beta” • Latest usability example: http:// prototype.wikimedia.org/s-6/index.php? title=San_Francisco&action=edit
  17. Thank you. liamwyatt@gmail.com [[user:witty lama]] www.wittylama.com/blog

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