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Wikipreneurship Introduction

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

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Wikipreneurship Introduction

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

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