Free knowledge tools: the Wiki way

Jimmy Wales - Wiki Family

Source: Wikimedia Foundation.

Imagine a world in which every single human being
can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.

The vision statement atop the Wikimedia Foundation home page says it all.
Wikimedia is the 4th largest website in world.
Yes, fourth.
This nonprofit organization is driven by volunteers from around the world helping the more than 250 million people who use Wikimedia monthly to create content, post photos, videos, and biographies, daily. Creating more than 3.3 million articles, and 21 million pages from over 12 million registered users.
The largest collaboratively edited reference project. includes its sister media sites of:
Wikipedia Wikipedia Written in 264 languages, hosts no advertising,
and its 100% free information to people everywhere in the world.
Wiktionary-logoWiktionary.org
An Open Content, human edited dictionary
Wikibooks-logoWikibooks.org
More than 30,000 English Open-content textbooks, and
more than 800,000 publications in 117 languages
Wikiquote-logoWikiquote.org
A multilingual online open-content compendium of quotations.
Wikiversity-logoWikiversity.org
An Open Language community providing a centre for the creation and use of free learning materials and activities.
Wikispecies-logoWikispecies.org
A free directory of species, covering Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Bacteria, Archaea, Protista and all other forms of life.
…and more Wikis.

Want to help?

Support quality open source public information
and the Wikimedia Foundation by donating.

More

Related posts

*The Wikipedia, Wikiversity, Wiktionary, Wikibooks, Wikiquote, Wikispecies logos are registered trademarks of the Wikimedia Foundation.
Advertisements

2 Responses to “Free knowledge tools: the Wiki way”


  1. 1 Don Diltz September 13, 2010 at 6:00 am

    Hey Amos. Thanks for the wiki update. Your post really brings into perspective the power of letting go and trusting the marketplace.

    • 2 amoswhite3 September 13, 2010 at 7:30 am

      Thanks, Don. Yes, it’s all about “letting go and trusting” the democratizing power of the internet to recount your story or or chronicle your brand in hundreds or thousands of edits.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s




Subscribe

AddThis Feed Button

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 33 other followers

My Tweets

Social Minded

RSS Social Media in the News

  • This RSS feed URL is deprecated June 19, 2018
    This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news
  • A Look At Social Media Finds Some Possible Benefits For Kids - NPR June 19, 2018
    NPRA Look At Social Media Finds Some Possible Benefits For KidsNPRResearch being presented Tuesday finds that for 9- and 10-year-old children taking part in a study of brain development, greater social media use, such as using scrolling through Instagram and texting, was associated with some positive effects ...and more »
  • Facebook takes another shot at grabbing social media stars from YouTube - CNBC June 19, 2018
    CNBCFacebook takes another shot at grabbing social media stars from YouTubeCNBCFacebook is taking another jab at YouTube by expanding its video ad opportunities to more social media stars. The company announced at an event for Facebook video creators on Tuesday it would allow more content to be eligible for its Watch program.and more »
  • Social Media Use Continues to Rise in Developing Countries but Plateaus Across Developed Ones - Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project June 19, 2018
    Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes ProjectSocial Media Use Continues to Rise in Developing Countries but Plateaus Across Developed OnesPew Research Center's Global Attitudes ProjectIn recent years, there have been doubts raised about the overall benefits of internet access and social media use. Concerns or no, the share of people who use the in […]
  • Has social media ruined photography? - TechRadar June 19, 2018
    TechRadarHas social media ruined photography?TechRadarThe best thing about social media in relation to photography is that it makes it easy for everyone to share and consume images, ideas, tips and techniques, not to mention meet people and form small communities. So at face value social media has been a ...Yedavalli: Overuse of social media fosters grave is […]
  • Adobe Project Rush aims to address social media pros' video woes - CNET June 19, 2018
    CNETAdobe Project Rush aims to address social media pros' video woesCNETWith Project Rush, Adobe intends to provide social media professionals a video-editing tool that's both powerful and easy to use -- on any device. The company delivered a peek at the product this week, and is accepting applications for beta testers ...Project Rush | Adobe video […]

Follow Me

Paypal

Advertisements