Internet in Medicine Course Week 4: Wikipedia and Medical Wikis
I’ve been a Wikipedia administrator since 2006 so this topic is really close to my heart. First slideshow is dedicated to Wikipedia issues.
- Facebook + Google + Flickr (=) Wikipedia
- How to build an encyclopedia? Pay professionals? Certainly not.
- I believe in the power of masses.
- Wikipedia statistics, history (Larry Sanger, Jimmy Wales)
- 10 most visited websites in the world: Wikipedia is the 6th one.
- Why is Wikipedia great? (Free, fast, comprehensive, discussions, easy to edit, objective, etc)
- Why it isn’t great. (Almost the same reasons)
- Vandalism and how we fight it: Huggle
- Basics of editing an article; page history, talk pages
- A Wikipedia article minute by minute:
- Basic guidelines: Be bold, objective, no hoax, don’t copy and notability issues
- A few controversies (Seigenthaler in 2005; Congress in 2006; Essjay in 2007)
- Encyclopaedia Britannica vs Wikipedia; my analysis
- Medical Wikiproject, Medicine Portal, article assessment
- Editing process: from a Good Article to a Featured Article
- Sister projects
Wikipedia is a great place to start your research, but should never be the last source you finish your research with.
Second slideshow was focusing on medical wikis.
- We need wikis for collaboration, teaching, organizing events, etc.
- Definition of Wiki
- Wikis in plain English:
- Medical wikis, featuring two examples: Askdrwiki and Radiopaedia
- How to launch a wiki on Wetpaint
- Semantic Wikis? Wikiproteins
- Classification of diseases, WHO project
- 3D Wiki = Second Life?
If you want to share and create content online, a wiki is a great tool to use.