How Wikipedia Faces Emerging Knowledge with Collective Capital

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On its website, the Wikimedia Foundation describes Wikipedia in bold terms and five languages as “the essential infrastructure for free knowledge.” Given the vast scale of Wikipedia, it is not surprising that privacy and accuracy are also addressed clearly on the organization’s homepage.

Open Source Feminism: An Intervention with Wikipedia

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Open source is meant to be free and equal, but then why do men continue to dominate open source sites like Wikipedia? In February 2014, groups of artists and tech-savvy folks staged what called they called a “feminist intervention” to Wikipedia. community Community feminism Open Source Open Source sarah mirk Wikipedia Communications Sarah Mirk. Online Editor. B h Magazine.

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How To Get a Wikipedia Page for Your Nonprofit

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What has been your experience getting a Wikipedia Page for your nonprofit? Because it was such a painfully long process and because I couldn’t find too many complete articles when I googled “ Wikipedia nonprofits “, I decided to share the lessons we learned so that you may not make the same mistakes we made. Our earlier attempts at getting a Wikipedia page up were focused on a page about TuDiabetes, the diabetes social network we run in English.

5 things nonprofits can learn from Wikipedia’s online fundraising campaign

Connection Cafe

Every year, Wikipedia runs a fundraising campaign to support its operations. The 2014 online giving campaign just wrapped up and there are plenty of lessons that other nonprofits can learn from Wikipedia. Here are five things Wikipedia does that are worth incorporating into your own online giving campaign: 1. Get to the Point: Wikipedia’s fundraising messaging is concise and to the point.

Happy Birthday, Wikipedia! | Beaconfire Wire

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» Happy Birthday, Wikipedia! Posted Thursday, January 17th, 2008 at 3:00 pm by John Brian (91 posts) This week, Wikipedia commemorates its seventh birthday : Wikipedia was formally launched on January 15, 2001, as a single English-language edition at www.wikipedia.com, and announced by Sanger on the Nupedia mailing list. Otherwise, there were relatively few rules initially and Wikipedia operated independently of Nupedia.

Wikipedia: the next research frontier | Beaconfire Wire

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But I would argue that the way to make Wikipedia a truly reliable resource is to encourage its use. If academics are writing Wikipedia articles, then Wikipedia should become more reliable, right? In time, this should create a virtuous cycle, wherein Wikipedia becomes the academic’s first refuge as it is the common man’s. So in the end, I say bring on the Wikipedia assignments. Related Posts Happy Birthday, Wikipedia!

The Death of Wikipedia?

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

curmudgeon extraordinaire ," posted a piece gloating over what he claimed was the demise of Wikipedia; or at least of its vaunted commitment to open editing. In the wake of contraversies over false information found in its pages, Wikipedia has a asserted a modest level of page protection. This is what led Nick to write Wikipedia is dead. Last week Nicolas Carr, who Dion Hinchcliffe refers to as "that Web 2.0

Nonprofit Technology: Wikipedia

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Deborah Finn has fallen in love with Wikis and has started an entry for nonprofit technology. Wouldn't using a wiki be a great platform to collaborate on nonprofit technology standards

Is Wikipedia Loves Art Getting "Better"?

Museum 2.0

But next month, Britain Loves Wikipedia will commence--the third instance of a strange and fascinating collaborative project between museums and the Wikipedia community (Wikimedians). Wikipedia Loves Art, Take One The first version of Wikipedia Loves Art first took place in February 2009. The Wikimedians asked if the museum would coordinate a project in which people could photograph artworks in cultural institutions to illustrate Wikipedia articles.

Wikipedia – an Introduction to Peer Review? | Beaconfire Wire

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» Wikipedia – an Introduction to Peer Review? s use of Wikipedia entries in the place of a term paper quite fascinating. works were ultimately removed, significantly edited, or incorporated into other entries after a lengthy discussion process amongst Wikipedia contributors. One Response to “Wikipedia – an Introduction to Peer Review?&# Related Posts Happy Birthday, Wikipedia!

HOW TO: Update Your Nonprofit’s Wikipedia Page (and Why You Should)

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Now that most nonprofits have a Community Page on Facebook in addition to their Official Page, it is crucial that nonprofits create a Wikipedia account to edit, maintain, and “Watch&# their organization’s Wikipedia Page. Because Facebook Community Pages have Wikipedia Tabs that pull in your organization’s information directly from Wikipedia. Notice how the Community Page has a Wikipedia Tab? Here’s how to get started on Wikipedia: 1.

Want to Get Your Content Out There? Put it on Wikipedia.

Museum 2.0

It might be Wikipedia. Wikipedia is an incredible place to reach hungry learners and join a community of dedicated researchers who care deeply about making knowledge accessible to everyone. This isn't rocket science, but it's surprising how few museums have gotten involved with Wikipedia. Before the project started, 14 of the 25 artists had articles on Wikipedia, of which only 11 were full-size articles. Like any information source, Wikipedia has inherent weaknesses.

Volunteers Log Off as Wikipedia Ages - WSJ.com

AFP Blog

Volunteers Log Off as Wikipedia Ages - WSJ.com: "Wikipedia.org is the fifth-most-popular Web site in the world, with roughly 325 million monthly visitors. But unprecedented numbers of the millions of online volunteers who write, edit and police it are quitting.That could have significant implications for the brand of democratization that Wikipedia helped to unleash over the Internet -- the

Wired News: Wikipedia Shakeup: Resignations

AFP Blog

Wired News: Wikipedia Shakeup: Resignations: "By Kim Zetter| Also by this reporter14:00 PM Mar, 23, 2007Two top employees of the Wikimedia Foundation have resigned, citing disagreements with the board. Both publicly tendered their resignations to the community yesterday on a foundation mailing list, but say their resignations are unrelated and the timing coincidental.Danny Wool, who has worked

New Tool Mines Wikipedia Trustworthiness - washingtonpost.com

AFP Blog

New Tool Mines Wikipedia Trustworthiness - washingtonpost.com: "New Tool Mines Wikipedia Trustworthiness By BRIAN BERGSTEIN The Associated Press Wednesday, September 5, 2007; 10:13 AM BOSTON -- Because anyone can edit Wikipedia, the Web encyclopedia's reliability varies wildly.

PC Pro: News: Wikipedia grabs record donation

AFP Blog

PC Pro: News: Wikipedia grabs record donation: "The Wikimedia Foundation has received an unprecedented $3 million donation from a single organisation, twice the amount it raised in the whole of 2006.".

Wikipedia's Non-Profit Foundation Hits Fundraising Milestone -- Wikimedia -- InformationWeek

AFP Blog

Wikipedia's Non-Profit Foundation Hits Fundraising Milestone -- Wikimedia -- InformationWeek: "The Wikimedia Foundation has attracted 10,000 fundraising contributors in nine days. The foundation's annual fundraiser supports the nonprofit organization that runs Wikipedia. The group announced Thursday that its 10,000th donation came from someone in Finland who donated 10 Euros. The total amount

Getting Forward to Normal: What Ketchup Packets, Yeast and Nonprofit Mail Pieces Have in Common

NonProfit PRO

There's even a Wikipedia page called "Shortages related to the COVID-19 pandemic," that includes not just the titular ketchup packets and yeast. During the pandemic, it seemed like every week there was a shortage of something you just assumed would always be available.

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Three Reasons You Should Have a #GivingTuesday Campaign

Donor Search

Wikipedia Since #GivingTuesday is the most prominent digital fundraising event of the year (It raised $2.47 “#GivingTuesday is touted as a “global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.”

Google Search Results Now Prominently Feature Nonprofit Google+ Pages

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Data is pulled from multiple sources including Wikipedia , GuideStar and of course Google+ Pages. As a result, nonprofits must ensure that their Wikipedia Page and GuideStar Profile are current and understand that simply being active on Google+ makes it more likely that your nonprofit will gain new Google+ followers and increased exposure in Google Search. Sierra Club :: Impact of Google+ Page and Wikipedia.

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Wikiality meets Academia | Beaconfire Wire

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» Wikiality meets Academia Posted Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 at 10:35 am by Marissa (33 posts) I’ll come right out and say it – I’m a Wikipedia skeptic, though I must confess I am a closet-clicker for those quick-hits that help you to win a trivia bet (so Olivia DeHavilland is still alive, but she’s not the oldest living cast member of GWTW – but I found that out on IMDB , the second greatest bet settler on the Internet).

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

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Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

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Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

2021 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In addition to the days listed below, see also public holidays by country , Days of the Year , and Wikipedia’s List of Commemorative Months. Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising and social media awareness campaigns.

Nonprofits of the Month :: June 2010 :: Beyond Disasterous

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Wikipedia :: Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Big Problem. Bad Planning. Beyond Propaganda… Beyond Disastrous. Please follow, friend, subscribe and like: Twitter: International Bird Rescue Research Center. Facebook: Mobile Baykeeper. YouTube: Environmental Defense Fund. MySpace: Greenpeace. Flickr: SkyTruth. Related Links: Nonprofits of the Month :: May 2010 :: Holding Corporations Accountable. BP Logo Redesign Contest.

Blackbaud tries to sell itself off as Software As a Service. using Googles Knol | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

As you may know, Google’s Knol is Google’s version of Wikipedia but with Google Ads and money being driven to the writer of each article. Compare the Knol article to the Wikipedia article on SaaS and you’ll see a striking difference in tone and external citations.

To Know Your CMS is to Love Your CMS…Right?

NetWits

In my research, the easiest to understand, least complicated description is from Wikipedia : The collection of procedures used to manage work flow in a collaborative environment What is a Content Management System (CMS) Anyway? There are many ways to define Content Management.

Turning "Brochureware" into a Fun and Interactive Website

NetWits

According to Wikipedia, “ Brochureware ” is the definition of a website that has very infrequently updated content. Often the site has been developed as a direct translation of existing printed materials, hence the name. Brochureware sites therefore take little advantage of the capabilities of the web that are missing in printed publication

PHP Web Development Trends

Find the free stuff

Major online businesses such as Wikipedia, Facebook, Tumblr, WordPress, MailChimp, Flickr, and many others use PHP for the development of their. Nowadays PHP is the most admired programing language for web development. It is fast, scalable, easy to use, provides a variety of development tools, and allows building web apps with the top-notch and latest features.

An Anthology on Server Power Consumption | Beaconfire Wire

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Wild Apricot Blog : Crowdsourcing: How Business and Nonprofits Tap into the Wisdom of Crowds

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2020 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In addition to the days listed below, see also public holidays by country , Days of the Year , and Wikipedia’s List of Commemorative Months. Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising campaigns.

Wild Apricot Blog : Dilbert.com Goes Web 2.0

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Wild Apricot Blog : 6 Unique Online Fundraising Techniques for Your Nonprofit (Part 4 of 6)

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Part 2 of 2, Open API at the Laundromat: Towards a working definition of an open API | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Uses open standards To prevent vendor equivocation about this term, I’ll just resort to the Wikipedia definition of “open standards.&#

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RSS is really your friend

NCE Social Media

RSS is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format (from Wikipedia ). RSS - Really Simple Syndication, can be a great time saver. Ideaware has an outstanding article on how to harness RSS to benefit your information needs. I would recommend reading it. Please share how you would use it with your agency in our comments section.

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Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

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Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

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Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

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Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

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Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

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Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

| Beaconfire Wire

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Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed? 06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot?

Happy 3rd Birthday Twitter: What was your first tweet?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Shel Israel, Twitterville Wikipedia Article on Twitter. My first Tweet: October 24, 2006 According to the TwitterFacts Blog , the first tweets of Twitter were sent three years ago today. I started using it 6 months after, but I didn't truly adopt the tool until 6 months later. What and when was your first tweet?