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  1. Benefits of Wiki

    • Open and transparent; Compromise and consensus; Collaborative; Community
    • ease of interaction and operation(Fast and easy to use) make it an effective tool
    • Changes can be tracked and who made them
    • Nothing is ever lost

  2. Cons of Wikis

    • Lack of ‘control’
    • • Too open
    • • Vandalism and spam*
    • • Small community

  3. Wikis vs. Blogs

    • No one owns vs owned
    • No specific organization (hyperlinks) vs reverse chron. order
    • Anyone can edit other people’s work; No ownership of pages vs Only author can edit
    • Perpetual work in progress vs Posts are permanent
    • Good for collaborative group workvs Good for disseminating info/starting a dialogue

  4. founders of Wikipedia

    Jimmy Wales and Larry Singer

  5. Nupedia VS Wikipedia

    • quality online encyclopaedia, created and edited by experts VS abandoning expert-led production model, and throwing open the gates to outside participants
    • slow and laborious editing process VS using wiki technology for ease of editing
    • complex quality controls(“filter than publish”) VS “publish then filter”

  6. What is good about Wikipedia

    • Free online encyclopedia: anyone can access
    • Coverage range: huge
    • Currency: Articles can be edited immediately, providing the most recent information available
    • Links to additional info, source citations, suggestions for further reading
    • Each article has a discussion page and history: You can view when changes were made to the page, and any discussion about those changes

  7. Wikipedia’s Core Rules

    • neutral point of view: representing fairly, and as far as possible without bias, all significant views
    • verifiability: readers should be able to check that material added to Wikipedia has already been published by a reliable source.
    • Wikipedia does not publish original research (OR) or original thought.

  8. Quality control features

    • recent changes,
    • watchlists,
    • related changes,
    • page histories
    • user contributions history
    • Vandalism warnings
    • Revert listing
    • Blocks

  9. WikiLeaks VS Wikipedia

    • about “leveling” VS about collaboration
    • gives people an alternate source of information

  10. How is wiki an Inefficient but effective knowledge management process?

    • constant negotiation of knowledge representations between contributors
    • sometimes constructive collaboration, sometimes heated discussion
    • gradual improvement of content quality
    • transparent process (through edit histories and discussion pages)
    • protocols for community collaboration also emerge through negotiation

  11. Winning Formula of Wikipedia and its result

    • philosophy of equipotentiality: belief that all participants are equally able to contribute something useful
    • probabilistic, parallelised: if many contributions can be made at the same time, it is more probable that something useful will be amongst them
    • granular: ability to make even just very minor edits means very low barriers to participation
    • shared ownership: absence of editors means that contributors feel more immediately responsible for the overall project
    • result:
    • broader range of participants and contributions
    • rapid expansion of content, gradual improvement of quality
    • strong loyalty of enthusiasts for pages on their favourite topics
    • a palimpsest of human knowledge: a repeatedly overwritten text

  12. how wiki relate to WOC

    • The basic premise [of Wisdom of Crowds] that crowds of relatively ignorant individuals make better decisions than small groups of experts
    • Wikipedia displays emergent properties as each article is better than the contribution of each individual, which is because of Fine grained, micro contributions, independent and decentralized
    • Similarly, ants display emergence because an ant colony can accomplish things that each individual ant cannot even conceive

  13. From lightweight collaboration to heavyweight collaboration

    • Counting votes: increase signal-to noise ratio
    • Systems that evolve structures that can be used to organize information
    • Collaborative co-creation: Groups utilize systems to make sense and share complex topics and materials.

  14. Lightweight collaboration spectrum- Examples:

    • Estimating the weight of an ox or temperature of a room
    • The true value of a stock
    • PageRank or Hub / Authority algorithms
    • Digg

  15. Middle of the collaboration spectrum

    • Flickr
    • Facebook
    • Diigo

  16. High-end of the collaboration spectrum

    • Wikipedia
    • Slashdot
    • Harry Potter Wiki

  17. Prosumers means…(4 words)
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2013-12-18 06:59:56
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