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Australian constitutional law notes

Tue, 01 Sep 2009 04:28:47 +0000

Dan and I, back in third year, wrote up our Australian constitutional law case summaries as Wikipedia articles as we were studying them: click here for a list of case summaries. (We didn’t quite finish though: the red links link to pages that don’t exist.)

What is going on?

Mon, 11 May 2009 22:42:56 +0000

I got an email half an hour ago that said this: Dear Enochlau, We notice you haven’t edited Wikipedia for some time. Perhaps you grew disillusioned with the project after seeing the corruption and bureaucracy at every level? If so, why not help us to help you. We are currently expanding our portfolio of administrator […]

Reaping what you sow in the creative commons

Thu, 16 Apr 2009 11:21:44 +0000

I’ve contributed many of my photos to the Wikimedia Commons, and I’m pleased to see that some of them have spread beyond the Wikimedia world. But the fact that someone turned something mundane like this: into something like this: blows me away. It reminds me why I contribute: to add to the global commons, the […]

Wikipedia in the news: 22 September 2008

Mon, 22 Sep 2008 17:04:21 +0000

Wikipedia: built on cooperation and collaboration Wikipedia depends on collaboration for success (18 September 2008, Daily Trojan) Professor Robert E. Kraut of Carnegie Mellon University discussed the factors that are involved in the success of online communities, and his own research into the coordination techniques of Wikipedia. Success in an online community can be defined […]

Wikipedia in the news: 2 September 2008

Sat, 06 Sep 2008 15:39:10 +0000

Wikimedia: maturing and professionalising Wikimedia pegs future on education, not profit (24 August 2008, San Francisco Chronicle) Sue Gardner, Wikimedia’s executive director, expresses surprise at the misunderstandings that people have about Wikimedia. As a charity, Wikimedia is not seeking to profit from the billions of dollars that some say could be earned from placing advertisements […]

Wikipedia in the news: 30 June 2008

Thu, 03 Jul 2008 15:13:18 +0000

Jimbo writes about the freedom that Wikipedia brings The wisdom of crowds – Wikipedia’s founder writes about what he sees as the fruits of the change inspired by Wikipedia. Although humans can be portrayed as “irrational captives to their background and identity”, Wales argues that it is possible for objective collaboration to occur if the […]

Wikipedia in the news: 9 June 2008

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 07:02:22 +0000

Naked short selling drama retold Wikipedia kills Greatest Show On Earth – “[T]here was an Wikinvestigation. And a Wikicourtcase. Like we said, Wikimadness.” Patrick Byrne has been waging a battle against naked short selling for some years, and together with Judd Bagley, he has accused financial journalist Gary Weiss of gaming Wikipedia to discredit his […]

Wikipedia in the news: 2 June 2008

Thu, 05 Jun 2008 14:56:58 +0000

Wikis knocking on the iron gates of Oxford Andrew Keen on New Media – Recently, Internet commentator Andrew Keen was at Oxford University together with Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger to debate whether “the internet is the future of knowledge”. Keen notes that it was ironic for the discussion – including discussion of whether the internet […]

Wikipedia in the news: 26 May 2008

Tue, 03 Jun 2008 14:42:33 +0000

High-school students study course on Wikipedia HSC students to get Wikipedia course – As of next year, the English curriculum for students sitting for the Higher School Certificate, which is taken in New South Wales, Australia, will incorporate an elective called “Global Village”, which will include the option of studying Wikipedia. Explaining the choice of […]

Wikipedia in the news: 14 April 2008

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 17:01:28 +0000

(As you may know, I write the “In the news” section for the Wikipedia Signpost. From this week onwards, I’ll be posting up the ITN section on my blog as well as having it published in the Signpost.) Professor says Wikipedia crowds out expert knowledge Wikipedia breeds ‘unwitting trust’ says IT professor — Deakin University […]