<CPOV> UvA students create new Wikipedia entries and blog about it

Mathieu ONeil mathieu.oneil at anu.edu.au
Thu Oct 7 18:23:06 CEST 2010

Along the same lines: a how-to guide for scientists on how to work on WP...

How To Edit Wikipedia
Darren Logan et al | PLoS | 30 September 2010



----- Original Message -----
From: Joseph Reagle <joseph at reagle.org>
Date: Thursday, October 7, 2010 9:08 am
Subject: Re: <CPOV> UvA students create new Wikipedia entries and blog about	it
To: cpov at listcultures.org

> On Wednesday, October 06, 2010, Geert Lovink wrote:
> > over the past week nearly 60 students of mine who are 
> following the  
> > New Media Practices course of the New Media masters at 
> Mediastudies  
> > (University of Amsterdam, humanities faculty) had the 
> assignment to  
> > write a new Wikipedia entry. They also had to write a blog 
> posting  
> > about this experience on the collaborative blog called Masters 
> of  
> > Media. This blog was founded in September 2006 and is now in 
> use by  
> > the fifth generation of students.
> It is interesting to peruse through the blogs, but I'd be 
> interested in a big picture reflection. In reading the various 
> entries this was not new to some and alienating (e.g., deletion 
> and rules), etc. So I'm left wondering about the balance such as 
> of those who never edited WP before, how many would bother to 
> try to edit it again?
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Dr Mathieu O'Neil
Adjunct Research Fellow
Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute
College of Arts and Social Science
The Australian National University
email: mathieu.oneil[at]anu.edu.au
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