Wikipedia rules the waves

Sherrilynne Starkie

Facing the realities and the stiff competition from Wikipedia , the Encyclopedia Britannica will now focus primarily on their online services. Wikipedia has grown to be the number one source for students. In fact, many students will stop research and change topics if it’s not on Wikipedia. Wikipedia provides a wealth of information with over 26 billion pages of content. Studies have even shown that Wikipedia is almost as accurate as the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Ten Years Of Wikipedia

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Wikipedia is ten years old today. I love Wikipedia. As a professional businessperson, the spirit of Social Media and platforms like Wikipedia runs counterintuitive to the rules of business. One of the main reasons I've personally (and professionally) started thinking differently about the Marketing industry was because of what Wikipedia stands for. Read this snippet: "They weren't called, 'Wikipedia's little helpers,' they were called 'editors'. wikipedia.


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Personal knowledge management - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Buzz Marketing for Technology

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Personal Toolkit: Three thousand communities of practice , article by Steve Barth in KMWorld. Hidden categories: Wikipedia articles containing buzzwords | Articles lacking sources from January 2007 | All articles lacking sources. About Wikipedia. Community portal. Contact Wikipedia. Donate to Wikipedia. About Wikipedia. Personal knowledge management. Jump to: navigation , search.

Cognitive apprenticeship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. About Wikipedia. Community portal. Contact Wikipedia. Donate to Wikipedia. About Wikipedia. Cognitive apprenticeship. Jump to: navigation , search Cognitive apprenticeship is a theory of the process where a master of a skill teaches that skill to an apprentice. Constructivist approaches to human learning have led to the development of a theory of cognitive apprenticeship [1].

Journalism and Wikipedia – Wanky Balls

Laurel Papworth

From TheBitterWallet : It won’t surprise you that Big Chill was never called Wanky Balls, Sweaty Nads, Greasy Schlong or anything else for that matter because you see, the bone idle newsrag decided to believe something that was written on a Wikipedia page about the event ( screengrab here ). We think you lot should now see this as a challenge to add horsepiss facts to Wikipedia pages before a prominent event is due to receive coverage, to see if you can get them published.

Become a Fearless Online Community Leader

The Realtime Report

Become a Fearless Online Community Leader. Online communities are powerhouses of collaboration that demand fearless leaders to succeed. Yet, with the demand for new communities and the never-ending desire to increase engagement, such best practices for moderation become overlooked. Here is how to become an effective online community leader. Rather than force involvement, thriving communities “build benches” for those on the sidelines.

Why Facebook’s Community Pages Could Give Brands Headaches

Dave Fleet

Her opening question went something like: “What the heck are Community Pages on Facebook, and why is there one for my company?&#. Community Pages 101. Facebook’s Community Pages are an initiative from Facebook to create “the best collection of shared knowledge&# on a wide variety topics. The intent, according to All Facebook , was to take generic topics that aren’t necessarily brand-focused and to create Community Pages for them.

PR and Wikipedia – let’s push for a better relationship

Danny WhatMough

As part of my work with the PRCA’s Digital Steering Committee, I’m part of a consultation process that is trying to create a set of guidelines for the PR industry to help it better understand and interact with Wikipedia. PR people shouldn’t touch Wikipedia. Essentially Wikipedia is a community and, as with any community, you have to abide by its rules. Cross-posted from the EML Wildfire blog.

B2B Marketing: Trust + Community = ROI

Buzz Marketing for Technology

If you can combine the element of Trust across a wide range of fans, followers and advocates then you have a community. The word community is often overused now that Social Media has come along. Social Media gives you this great gift of the ability to create community because you publish content on a regular basis – think of the way publishers have created community around their brand and their editors – the same holds true for B2B marketers.

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The truth in online health communities

Harp Interactive

Adapt link-bait campaigns for social media: Creating link-bait campaigns like infographs, quizzes, how-to articles, and Wikipedia articles is a crucial part of a robust SEO plan. When BP was confronted with the daunting challenge of managing the PR crisis after the oil-spill they didn’t just buy expensive TV spots and full page newspaper ads.

10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Social Media > 10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don’t Involve Twitter and Facebook 10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don’t Involve Twitter and Facebook by Tamar Weinberg on March 17, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Itamar Kestenbaum. Every time I tell someone I’m a Community Manager , I get a varied response. A community participates.

Celebrate Community Managers Day in 2021

agora pulse

What’s a community manager? And why should community managers have their own special day? Find out more about this special social media role and tips for celebrating Community Manager Day. And we will also look at how to perform great community management for your brand.

What Kind of Online Community Do You Have Behind Your Firewall?

Social Media Strategery

"We'll have our own Wikipedia!" Unfortunately, as many have already discovered and many more will continue to discover, successful communities are dependent on many variables, from the accessibility, speed, and reliability of the technology to your community managers. So, if you're deploying social tools internally, what kind of community is your organization creating? What group/community receives the most visits and/or posts on a particular day?

Facebook talks like a pirate. Movember and online community rituals

Laurel Papworth

Ahoy Me Hearties: One of the tasks our online community managers undertake with clients (PR or Marketing agencies, or companies) is to build out a Social Media Conversation Diary – a list of tasks and engagement activities to keep online community members entertained and loyal. But this is what it looks like on Sunday: Every community has rituals. To engage with your online community, play a practical joke on them on April Fool’s Day (or let them play one on you).

Social Media Disclosure Rules Apply Even in Small Communities

Bare Feet Studios

Small communities are great for mutual support. Edelman’s learned the hard way early on: Their Walmarting Across America earned them a spot in the Fake Blog listing on Wikipedia. Sometimes we relax things though that could actually support and protect us. FTC Blogger Rules are just such a case. Here on Maui, we love and support each other so much, we call it one big ?ohana ohana – that means family.

A Brief Introduction to The New Community Rules: Marketing on the.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The New Community Rules talks about the important role social media has begun playing in our lives. Fortunately, we have social media communities to inspire us. Access to these social media communities is free. How can I get changes made to my company’s Wikipedia page? 12484 SUBSCRIBERS FOLLOWERS Lijit Search Read more about The New Community Rules Get Techipedia on your iPhone or iPod touch! Tamar is also the author of The New Community Rules (July 2009).

Paywall for and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

As tomorrow is an historic day – The Australian and other sites move behind the paywall – what WILL we pay for, what SHOULD we pay for and what OTHER revenues streams are being missed by refusal to build online communities around their content? Wikipedia ). The Function of News in Community. Will charging for access to an article reduce community further and how will their Advertisers respond to that?

Why size isn’t everything – at least for communities…

The Way of the Web

If you’re a social network or community owner, then the application of the value theory makes sense, and from an overall perspective, then the rise tide lifts all your individual ships up. But from the perspective of an individual member of that community, the value you get isn’t just tied to the economic levels of the overall group, or the overall utility of the network as laid out in Reed’s Law.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & New Search Engine Community


This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup and a new search engine news community on Unlikely sources for great link worthy content ideas – using Wikipedia citations, academic reports, and more to develop link worth content. Created by Chris Burns and Gerald Weber , this new and quickly growing community is like the Digg (but better) for stories on SEO, PPC, SEM, Social Media, Link Building, Analytics, and much more.

From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories

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From shared databases to communities of practice: A taxonomy of collaboratories. From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories. The types are: Distributed Research Centers, Shared Instruments, Community Data Systems, Open Community Contribution Systems, Virtual Communities of Practice, Virtual Learning Communities, and Community Infrastructure Projects. Community Data Systems. Virtual Community of Practice.

Nuggets from Social Media workshops as of late. : Community Group Therapy

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I’ve done a number of workshops the past few months with clients designed to do two primary things: Land a common understanding across the teams involved around what social media, communities and influencer programs really are and more importantly why it matters to a business. The answer is NOT always social media/community - that would be another warning sign if it was. 4) None of the following are community platforms: Wikis, Blogs or Forums. Best Engaging Communities.

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F8: Facebook says the future is private

Sherrilynne Starkie

Facebook announced a new redesign that puts groups first in its attempt to rebuild communities on the platform. Photo: Wikipedia. This week, more than 5,000 developers, creators and entrepreneurs from around the world came together for F8 , Facebook’s annual conference about the future of technology. At the conference, Messenger announced several new products and features to help create closer ties between people, businesses and developers.

The Most Exciting Thing Happening In Digital Right Now

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According to Wikipedia , the company has raised more than $230 million dollars for more than 23,000 projects since it got started. What is clear (especially if you have been following the Amanda Palmer and Seth Godin projects) is that it helps if you have already invested time and energy into building a semblance of a community. Kickstarter acts as a catalyst to activate that community of people whom you are already connected to. online community. wikipedia.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #137

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Cat gap - Wikipedia. "I love Wikipedia." wikipedia. alistaircroll amazon apple bitcurrent boingboing catgap completewebmonitoring facebook galleycat gigaom google homeland hughmcguire human20 iambik ianmackintosh ipad iphone larrypage librivox linkbait linkexchange linksharing managingbandwidth mediahacks mittechnologyreview pressbooks quora rem rubicon seanpower thesandbaggers theverge threedaysofthecondor tinkertailorsoldierspy wikipedia yearonelabs

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33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

How to create and edit articles for Wikipedia by Web Ink Now. ** 5 STARS. Wikipedia is one of the most popular sites on the web, so getting exposure there is incredibly valuable. David Meerman Scott explains how to properly write for Wikipedia here. It would be like trying to unpull a trigger…ROI is most importantly the cultivation of relationships and capturing the positive word of mouth recommendations from your community.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #382

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Wikipedia 's contributions and numbers of editors are flatlining, or declining. Is this related to a general decline in the importance of knowledge, or tied to more internal issues around how Wikipedia manages its community?" wikipedia. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

SMTP Settings in MediaWiki

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29 am SMTP Settings in MediaWiki Jump to Comments Image via Wikipedia A Wiki without an email feature is like a ‘car’ without ‘fuel’ For configuring the email functions in MediaWiki you need to ensure that the SMTP settings are right. Home About In the Media Books on my Plate Barcamp Delhi 5: Spreading the Word out ! September 18, 2008.10:29

Barcamp Delhi 5: Spreading the Word out !

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Jump to Comments Image via Wikipedia It is that time of the year when some of the brightest minds gather to discuss about technology, business, startups and much more. Home About In the Media SMTP Settings in MediaWiki After Hiatus, Social Media Predictions & 2009 October 10, 2008.7:08 08 am Barcamp Delhi 5: Spreading the Word out !

The 6 Types Of Twitter Trolls

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Wikipedia defines a "troll" as "someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion." online community. wikipedia. As great as Twitter is, there are many people who use and abuse it to the point of absurdity.

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Five interesting questions on Quora


It has elements of Wikipedia (community editing) and enough rules, etiquette and oversight to be really pleasant most of the time. I've really been enjoying Quora. If you haven't used it, it's basically a Q&A site where people post questions and others answer, comment and rank the responses. I've learned

The Next Billion-Dollar Startup

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The company, which just celebrated its one-year anniversary, was founded by Ben Silbermann and, according to Wikipedia , the site is managed by Cold Brew Labs and funded by a small group of entrepreneurs and inventors. Originally launched as the Facebook for the gay and lesbian community, CEO Jason Goldberg and Chief Creative Officer Bradford Shellhammer soon realized that Facebook is the Facebook for the gay and lesbian community, so they turned their eyes to social commerce.

Study shows social media drives sales

Sherrilynne Starkie

Photo credit: Wikipedia). AIR MILES collectors were encouraged to engage with the AIR MILES-hosted social community website by sharing thoughts about the brand or participating in promotions; they were rewarded either with a small number of bonus miles or entry to a lottery for large prizes. Wikipedia rules the waves.

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Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #31

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Until now: driven by tools like the community-funding site Kickstarter , and cheap 3D printing - some physical projects are starting to look a lot like web startups. I've been deeply engaged in online life for about six years, and my online communities and interactions tend to be filled with reasoned thoughtful discourse, and very little rudeness. All-Star Thinkers on Wikipedia's 10th Anniversary - The Atlantic. wikipedia.

Ottawa’s Capital City News

Sherrilynne Starkie

A couple of weeks back Ottawa saw the launch of a new local community newspaper, Capital City News. News (Photo credit: Wikipedia). “We’ve been trying to get to as many communities as we can, so that’s been our challenge for Week 1, trying to get to as many places as we can across the city,” said the publications’s editor Jason Marshall in a story in the The Ottawa Sun.

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Influencers vs Advocates in B2B Marketing

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According to Wikipedia – Influencer Marketing is a form of marketing that has emerged from a variety of recent practices and studies, in which focus is placed on specific key individuals (or types of individual) rather than the target market as a whole. But the group that excites me the most is the Advocates – I want to grow that budding community – I want to offer them special access to news and previews of our latest product.

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Facebook: Iceland Constitution and Gov 2.0

Laurel Papworth

The main online community Facebook – and other social networks such as Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Livestreaming – have been appropriated for the Icelandic Government’s communications channels to it’s own people. Oddsson was removed on 26 February 2009 ( wikipedia ). Facebook government Online Communities social media social networks constitution gov 2.0 iceland metagovernment online community social network

Corporate social responsibility all year round

Sherrilynne Starkie

Being a good corporate citizen and support of community causes comes to the fore at this time of year. Photo credit: Wikipedia). They have a duty to support the communities in which they operate and in those they serve. The holidays are upon us; it’s a time of good will towards men, kindness and giving.

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Gamification: Why Play?


According to Wikipedia, gamification “is the use of game design techniques, game thinking and game mechanics to enhance non-game contexts. Facebook Marketing & Communication Social Media brand community engagement Engagement Foursquare gamification Involvement social media marketingTweet A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about how people spend their time online.

Creating Engagement in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Influencers vs Advocates in B2B Marketing According to Wikipedia – Influencer Marketing is a form of. Tags: Blogging Branding Buzz Marketing Communities Content Marketing Conversational Marketing Inbound Marketing Interactive Marketing Social Media Twitter A recent Cone Inc.’s s Social Media in Business study found that 60 percent of consumers believe they are already interacting with companies on the social Web.

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Social Media: Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Myrland Marketing

If it’s Google+, we have our Circles and Communities that welcome us. We need to share blog posts in our communities. We need to join Communities in our areas of expertise on Google+. Photo Credit to Wikipedia under a Creative Commons License. FIND AND BE FOUND. If one of the goals in your Marketing and Business Development Plan is to grow your practice, then it follows that you would then identify the strategies to accomplish that.