My unedited notes of the talk, may be inaccurate. Check out Bruno’s notes too, they look more complete.
What is the big picture of wikipedia?
- First barrier to remove: languages. 250 languages. Some of these languages have no encyclopedia outside wikipedia.
- Free of charge (to read, to re-use)
- Created by you… her — problem: not everybody has a computer
In the top10 most visited websites in the world.
Collect local, collect global.
L’Encyclopédie de Diderot et D’Alembert: had a political purpose, changed society, and played a role in the French Revolution.
- unlimited space
- no restraints to information sharing
NPOV (neutral point of view): informing rather than manipulating.
Empowering people. People recognised as sources of information. (! panicked people e-mailing “I don’t know what happened, I clicked on something, and I can edit the website!” — not a bug, it’s a features)
Wikipedia: a priori trust. Open the gates rather than close them. This is your website, your responsability.