Posts Tagged: Wikipedia

PR Pros and Wikipedia: Can They Ever Get Along?

All Wikipedia articles and other encyclopedic content must be written from a neutral point of view. This means that editors should avoid stating opinions as facts, avoid stating seriously contested assertions as facts, avoid presenting uncontested assertions as mere opinion, use non-judgmental language, and accurately indicate the relative prominence of opposing views. One can easily… Read more »

Daily Dose: National Archives Hires “Wikipedian in Residence”

The National Archives is trying to bring more information to the public through their new “Wikipedian in Residence”, 24-year-old Dominic McDevitt-Parks. McDevitt-Parks has been tasked with getting cultural and historical treasures, like a collection of Ansel Adams photographs, on Wikipedia. He explains the idea behind the newly-created position in a recent interview with the Washington… Read more »

FBI = Face-off on Badge Insignia

Here’s a recent article on the battle that has begun between Wikipedia and the FBI: FBI to Wikipedia: Remove our seal by John D. Sutter, (CNN) — The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has threatened Wikipedia with legal action if the online encyclopedia doesn’t remove the FBI’s seal from its site. The seal is featured… Read more »

The MetaNet

One of my team members at Navstar has written an intriguing post about The Metanet. Please check it out, its worth the read. Comment if you will. Andrea by Rachel Winchester on February 17, 2010 Internet watchers, particularly business types involved in marketing, have been predicting that the Internet will become more tribal and it… Read more »

Building a Wiki Community: Moderating Contributions

A few weeks ago, a member of the Whorunsgov community contributed some valuable information to the profile of Douglas Evans Coe, a leader in “The Fellowship.” This contributor did a great thing by trying to help us all know more about Mr. Coe, and even provided a source. But there was one problem: The source… Read more »

Building a Wiki Community: The 90-9-1 Problem

In last week’s discussion on encouraging the timid contributor, Govloop creator Steve Ressler left a link to the phenomenal — and horrifying — site 90-9-1.com. It explains a common community interaction ratio seen on wikis. The 90-9-1 Principle states that members of a community will interact with the wiki in a defined way. According to… Read more »