Community Curated Works, Tools, Social Practices

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Session title: Community curated works and software features that support them / is calling people users a tech blunder?

  • community curated work meme: http://tinyurl.com/dkpjjs ... rethinking what wikiness might be -- beyond tech terms. how extend?
  • community curation concept: automatically create an email list for docents. if you don't edit, you get removed from docent list.
  • wiki editing analogy with curation. using existing resources, rather than "creating". reach people who have expertise tho not geeky
  • how do wikis fit into the ecology of postings through APIs? curation is a core process to negotiate, validate stuff.
  • "we've debugged the idea that you don't have to be an expert to create an encyclopedia."
  • "wikipedia has few 'social features'. as opposed to facebook.
  • wikia experience: a points system almost killed one community. "friending" and "walls" created the wrong kind of communication.
  • "wikipedia social activity is one of the few places where people talk in paragraphs.."
  • avatars on talk pages would help make wikis more social.
  • http://www.foodista.com/ feeds content out, brings stuff in: photos, text, etc.
  • wikihow has a facebook application. others are badges. pulling "social exhaust" from wikis. wikis as islands.
  • facebook etc are all "my this" "my that" -- wikitravel and other wikis are all about "us"
  • I made this recipe. version issues. I tried it with half the flour. digital exhaust issues there.
  • optional ingredients for a recipe - how find the canonical form. How support the social interaction? Wikihow solutions to this.
  • hidden karma systems work better than public ones that people will game. But someone has to see the karma results.

 

 

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