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Archive for the ‘Wikis’ Category

Installing MediaWiki

I’m trying to install MediaWiki on my other site (Tag You’re It) but I must say – it’s not very easy. I have read the documentation, but it doesn’t seem to be terribly helpful. One thing I did find, was a hack to make it so that only registered users can edit and add pages – but anyone can participate in talks. This stems from all of the controversy over  [ Read More ]

Wiki World Presentation

Meredith from Information Wants To Be Free will be giving a free online presentation for OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries) and everyone at our library is invited to attend in our multi-purpose room. I don’t know who plans on coming, but I think it’s great that our administration is opening it up to everyone to learn about wikis … especially since libraries can’t afford to send everyone to conferences  [ Read More ]

Encyclopedias Compared

Nature has posted a comparison of Wikipedia and Britanica and the results aren’t that surprising – at least not to me. I’ve posted (as have many others) about the recent changes in Wikipedia due to major media coverage. However, an expert-led investigation carried out by Nature – the first to use peer review to compare Wikipedia and Britannica’s coverage of science – suggests that such high-profile examples are the exception  [ Read More ]

Wikipedia mystery solved

I posted last week about the fact that Wikipedia was forced to require registration because of the controversy surrounding a journalist’s bio. Well, this week the culprit has come forward. According to USA Today, Brian Chase presented journalist John Seigenthaler with a letter of apology last week: Chase said the additions he made to Seigenthaler’s biography were intended to be “a joke” on a co-worker on what he thought was  [ Read More ]

Compare Wikis

Trying to pick a Wiki product? Start with WikiMatrix. This handy site lets you compare over 20 popular wiki packages out there. Give it a whirl.

Wikipedia adding protection

As of today (or maybe it will be next Monday) Wikipedia will no longer allow anonymous users to create pages: Wales plans to bar anonymous users from creating new articles; only registered members will be able to do so. That change will go into effect Monday, he said, adding that anonymous users will still be able to edit existing entries. The article on ZDNet (Growing pains for Wikipedia) was published  [ Read More ]

Wikipedia Browser

This sounds interesting … but I was unable to test it … it wasn't responding. Gollum, the Wikipedia Browser is: Gollum is the name of my newest crime of invention. By reducing the complexity of information, I have created a fast and eyefriendly browser through the free encyclopedia “Wikipedia“. Originally this invention was built up for my daughter but now I have expanded it to the world for free as  [ Read More ]

Amazon ProductWiki Update

I posted the other day about not being able to see this new Amazon ProductWiki that everyone is posting about … and apparently there is an explanation. The nice people at Church of the Customer replied to my post and have posted an explanation on their own blog. In short this new ProductWiki is in a beta stage where it can only be viewed on some computers … not mine  [ Read More ]

Are we all gullible??

I see a bunch of posts about a new product wiki from Amazon, but no one links to examples … and out of the 20 different products I looked at I could find nothing resembling the only screenshot I could find. Are we all gullible? Did one person post about this and we all just believe it? Has anyone else found an actual product with this wiki attached? This leads  [ Read More ]

Open Dictionary

I don't know why this idea seems wierd to me … I'm a big fan of Wikipedia, but a dictionary that anyone can add to just seems less trustworthy. Yep, Merriam-Webster has released an Open Dictionary: [W]here you can 1) submit and share entries that aren't already in our Online Dictionary, and 2) browse entries submitted by other members of the Merriam-Webster Online community. Interesting … but … call me  [ Read More ]

ATO2014: Open Source

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ATO2014: Open Source

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ATO2014: The first F

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ATO2014: Social medi

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