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Wikipedia Weekly podcast

I had the pleasure of participating in Day 2 of the Wikipedia Weekly podcast last week during the Wikimania conference, along with Lori Byrd Phillips, and hosts Andrew Lih and James Forrester. We discussed¬†the GLAM Night Out party, working with … Continue reading

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Wikipedians specializing in medicine, featured on BBC News Magazine

Today, BBC News Magazine featured 12 Wikipedians, interviewed at the Wikimania 2012 conference, on the front page of its U.S. & Canada web site. Lane Rasberry, a Wikipedian I worked to bring to Consumer Reports, is among them: Dr. James … Continue reading

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Interviewed in the Wikipedia Signpost

This week, I was interviewed for the Wikipedia Signpost:¬†Does Wikipedia Pay? The Consultant: Pete Forsyth Some of my comments: It’s not only possible, but vitally important to the future of Wikipedia that engaged, experienced, and mission-driven Wikipedians develop consulting skills. … Continue reading

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Wikipedia traffic thrives on news events

On April 5, the popular news site Tech Crunch ran a story about a lawsuit involving Boundless Learning, a Boston-based maker of open educational resources (OER). I’ll let you go straight to the source for that important story; but here, … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports to support Wikipedia article improvement

A Wikipedian in Residence, in a six month engagement at the offices of Consumer Reports magazine, will guide collaboration between experts on consumer issues, experts in medical science, and experts in Wikipedia publishing. Using a model and practices established by … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: tying it all together

These days, few would disagree that Wikipedia is a useful resource. But what does the site do best? What can be accomplished with Wikipedia that we don’t see in other publications, that makes a tangible difference in the world we … Continue reading

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