Archive for the 'Wikis' Category

Wikimedia New England General Meetup, Sat., 7/20, 12-2:30 p, Boston

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

The Wikimedia New England General Meetup happens Saturday, July 20, from noon to 2:30 pm at Wu Rosen Associates, 6 Edgerly Place, Boston, MA. RSVPs are appreciated. Contribute to the future of the chapter.

Tonight’s Boston Wikipedia Meetup Features Librarians, 7 pm, Clover in Harvard Square

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Just a brief note: Tonight’s (Monday, 9/10) Wikipedia gathering features a local public librarian and a local archivist and a discussion about Wikipedia Loves Libraries, the initiative for more collaboration between libraries, archives, and Wikimedia. Monday, September 10, 2012 7:00 PM Clover Food Lab 7 Holyoke St. Cambridge, MA 02138 The Boston Wikipedia Meetup Group […]

Happy 10th Birthday, Meetup!

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Can you believe Meetup is ten years old? It seems both like it’s been around longer and that it’s newer. Was it that long ago that I went to my first Meetup? And I still attend some gatherings and read group postings. Meetup is particularly awesome because of its ability to create and support communities […]

Wikipedia Featured Articles & Revision Patterns

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Garrett pointed me to this First Monday article about Wikipedia’s Featured Articles and revision patterns: “Comparing featured article groups and revision patterns correlations in Wikipedia” by Giacomo Poderi “… This article focuses on Wikipedia‚Äôs Featured Articles and shows that not every contribution can be considered as being of equal quality. Two groups of articles are […]

100+ More Wiki Tools and Resources

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Cameron Chapman of the Mashable blog has complied a list of 100+ More Wiki Tools and Resources: Luminotes – A personal wiki-based notebook with a WYSIWYG editor. A downloadable version is also available Metadot – A free and very easy to use wiki host. Nexdo – A wiki for knowledge and project management that includes […]

Internet Librarian 2008 Microsoft SharePoint for Libraries: Streamlinging Your Intranet Management

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Sarah Houghton-Jan of the San Jose Public Library and Shannon Staley of the San Jose State University Library gave a talk called (Microsoft) SharePoint for Libraries: Streamlining Your Intranet Management. Both of them created a joint intranet using Microsoft SharePoint, a free content management program. It offers shared workspaces and documents, wikis, blogs, calendaring, RSS […]

Wales on the Future of Search

Monday, September 1st, 2008

Garrett sent me a link to an ITConversations interview with Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia about the future of search. That should be a good listen. Thanks, Garrett! & Happy Labor Day! (Guess I should stop laboring, eh?)

NPR on VP Nominee Sarah Palin’s Wikipedia Entry

Friday, August 29th, 2008

All Things Considered on National Public Radio interviewed Wikipedia editor Justen Deal (Justen seems to be Wikipedia user j. Nice initial!) for a piece about Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s entry and recent edits to it. Did someone unintentionally leak the news of US presidential Republican candidate John McCain selecting her as his running mate via […]

BusinessWeek Beyond blogs: what business needs to know

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

BusinessWeek has updated their 2005 article called “Blogs Will Change Your Business” with “Beyond Blogs: what business needs to know”: “But blogs, it turns out, are just one of the do-it-yourself tools to emerge on the Internet. Vast social networks such as Facebook and MySpace offer people new ways to meet and exchange information. Sites […]

Britannica Offers Its Content Free to Web Publishers

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

According to a bit in The Wired Campus Garrett sent me, Encyclopedia Britannica is offering people who publish on the Web regularly (Webmasters, bloggers, etc.,) access to its content for free. Usually, it charges fees. This move is likely in response to the growing popularity of Wikipedia. I wonder if Britannica includes Wikimedia contributors among […]