Wikipedia and Professional Conferences

Last week I wrote about my recent experience at the ICQI conference and sharing Wikipedia with qualitative researchers.  This was not my first time speaking to non-Wikipedia people about Wikipedia.  I primarily speak to librarians about Wikipedia.  There are two types of professional conferences I attend related to Wikipedia: the insider and outsider conferences. InsiderRead more

Looking back at the ICQI conference

Looking Back at the ICQI Conference

I feel like I am spending a lot of time on the road this summer.  Most of it will be spent traveling to conferences for work. The first of these trips was to the ICQI (International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry) conference in Urbana-Champaign in IL.  This was the first Wikipedia conference I have attended thisRead more

Wikipedia as a Textbook?

I have a lot of big ideas about Wikipedia.  I have a lot of big ideas about a lot of things, but Wikipedia gets a lot of them these days.  One of these ideas is that Wikipedia can be used to replace textbooks. I am focusing on colleges and universities for this big idea becauseRead more

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Tom Scott

We have just three more characters to meet in Modern Persuasion.  These are very small, but important characters.  They provide some motivation for both Emma and Fredrick as the story moved forward.  Today we start with Tom Scott. In Modern Persuasion, Tom Scott is a best selling author who just happens to be one ofRead more

My First Successful Edit-a-thon

The Story of My First Successful Edit-A-Thon

A few weeks ago I wrote about my big Wikipedia Edit-a-thon failure.  This week I want to talk about my first successful Edit-a-thon. Meeting Win There was about a 2 year span between the first and second Edit-a-thon experience.  I was trying to get some traction on campus to simply have bigger conversations.  I wasn’tRead more

My first Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

My First Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Was A Failure

I never have a problem talking about my failures.  I fail routinely!  One of my biggest Wikipedia failures was my first Wikipedia program on campus, an edit-a-thon. The Edit-a-thon Plan I had wanted to run an edit-a-thon for a while.  I had been immersed in Wikipedia research, which included a news alter for Google.  IRead more

Why I Edit Wikipedia

What’s the big deal?  So what?  I edit Wikipedia.  There are time when this is what my head tells me.  I often have to remind myself that it is a big deal. Not A Big Deal? The logic of my brain rests in the way academia and research circles work.  In this world contributions toRead more

Why I Finally Started Editing Wikipedia

It took me years to go from casual Wikipedia editor to active Wikipedia editor.  There were so many things that kept me from becoming an active editor, but there were just as many things that helped me shift into the new role. First, what do I mean by active editor.  There are thousands of registeredRead more

Why It Took Me Years to Start Editing Wikipedia

Why It Took Me Years to Start Editing Wikipedia

Last week I wrote an entry telling you a bit about how I got involved in editing Wikipedia.  I mentioned that I have been an editor for over 10 years, but it has only been in the past 3 that I got very involved in editing.  Today I want to address the two reasons IRead more

My Wikipedia Editing Story

Wikipedia for Everyone: My Editing Story

I was going to share an update about my Wikipedia bullet journal today and then decided: nope, I have something bigger to talk about.  As I continue to evolve this blog into my passions, I have realized that no bloggers are talking about Wikipedia.  Nobody really seems to focus on how they use it, howRead more