Archive for the Wikipedia Category

Why Not Wikipedia?

Posted in Wikipedia on October 25, 2010 by Kay & Project Management

We still need to discuss this in class, but got this graphic in my inbox this morning. Had to share:

funny graphs - No! My Source of Power!
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The Wikipedia book?

Posted in Wikipedia with tags on April 23, 2008 by Kay & Project Management

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/23/business/media/23wiki.html?ex=1366689600&en=0b9d088ca6cf8569&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

A Slice of German Wikipedia to Be Captured on Paper

Published: April 23, 2008
“In an odd experiment in reverse publishing, a collection of Wikipedia articles in Germany is being produced in book form by a major publisher…”
Question for class: what need is met by printing out a hard copy of Wikipedia?

NYTimes: “Putting Innovation in the Hands of a Crowd”

Posted in innovations, Open Source, Stuff You Should Read/See, Web & Enterprise 2.0, Wikipedia on March 3, 2008 by Kay & Project Management

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/03/technology/03ecom.html?ex=1362286800&en=9ad3cb1ccaf0bdfc&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

Putting Innovation in the Hands of a Crowd

Published: March 3, 2008
If executives are going to rely on the wisdom of the masses for business help, it’s probably time the masses get a little compensation for it….That’s the theory behind Kluster, the newest in a lineup of companies using the Web to channel the collective wisdom of strangers into meaningful business strategies. With a cash reward system for contributors and a big beginning at the TED conference last week in Monterey, Calif., Kluster hopes to attract just enough visitors with just enough business smarts to gain early momentum….

Article on “Myth of 2.0 Democracy”

Posted in Homework, Web & Enterprise 2.0, Wikipedia with tags , , , , , , on February 27, 2008 by Kay & Project Management

This is the required reading for class on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 for class discussion

http://www.slate.com/id/2184487Illustration by Mark Alan Stamaty. Click image to expand.

The Wisdom of the Chaperones
Digg, Wikipedia, and the myth of Web 2.0 democracy.It’s getting harder to be a Wikipedia-hater. The user-generated and -edited online encyclopedia—which doesn’t even require contributors to register—somehow holds its own against the Encyclopedia Britannica in accuracy, a Nature study concluded, and has many times more entries. But even though people are catching up to the idea that Wikipedia is a force for good, there are still huge misconceptions about what makes the encyclopedia tick. While Wikipedia does show the creative potential of online communities, it’s a mistake to assume the site owes its success to the wisdom of the online crowd.

Good Post on explanation of “Open Source”

Posted in Open Source, Stuff You Should Read/See, Wikipedia with tags , , on February 15, 2008 by Kay & Project Management

Since we will be discussing this in its abstract (not programming-implementation form), I thought this blog posting would be helpful.  Especially for those of you who find our philosophical debates lacking in core content (*a shoutout to our programmers in the class):

http://www.opensourceconnections.com/2006/07/12/trying-to-explain-what-open-source-is/

Here are a couple articles related to both open source software, as well as the culture surrounding the open source world.

Open Source in the Public Interest

An Overview of Open Source License by American Bar Association

Open source software: A short interpretive history

The Cathedral and the Bazaar

Wikipedia Post Criticized…

Posted in Stuff You Should Read/See, Wikipedia with tags , , , on February 8, 2008 by Kay & Project Management

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/05/books/05wiki.html?ex=1359867600&en=bb5b99e9cacc0cad&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

 Wikipedia Islam Entry Is Criticized

Published: February 5, 2008
An article about the Prophet Muhammad in the English-language Wikipedia has become the subject of an online protest in the last few weeks because of its representations of Muhammad.