Wikipedia

Elsewhere on the Web Wikipedia — wikipedia.org — is a dynamic online pioneer in the maturing movements for free knowledge, open access, and crowdsourcing. Planeta.com links to Wikipedia on many pages but what confuses me are the protocols of adding or not adding a link to one’s website, of adding or not adding information about …

What is the Social Web?

Photo: San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya It’s easier than ever to use the social web. What is the social web? Also called social media, these channels allow members to contribute, rank and share and often remix user-generated content. The bottom line is that we need to learn how to play, extend skills and abilities, develop core skills …

Wiki Loves Monuments

Logo Every September on Wikipedia, Wiki Loves Monuments – wikilovesmonuments.org – is an annual international photo competition where participants capture cultural heritage monuments and upload their photographs to the Wikimedia Commons under a free license for use on Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects. Everyone is welcome to contribute to the project by uploading photos …

What’s a wiki?

Poster The term ‘wiki‘ is derived from a Polynesian word meaning ‘quick.’ This is an apt descriptor since changes can be made immediately by editors. For the purposes of this site, a wiki is a particularly useful platform for collaboration. Wikis allow multiple editors with each step being logged. That said, many of our closest …

What is the difference between a website and a wiki?

Roofdog Planeta.com strives toward collaboration and open journalism. – meaning we depend on readers correcting mistakes and suggesting new journeys. Here are today’s snapshots (screenshots actually) Translating: What is the difference between a website and a wiki? (Google Translate, corrections requested!) Spanish: ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre un sitio web y una wiki? Icelandic: Hver er …