October 28th, 2009

thoughtful

Wikipedia Task Force: Reader Conversion

I have been selected to participate in the Wikipedia task force to increase contributions from readers and under-represented groups. In other words, to convert wikipedia readers to editors.

I have posted a few of my pet theories as to why people are discouraged from or disinterested in editing wikipedia on my wikipedia strategic planning user page. I welcome discussion there or here about why you or people you know choose not to edit wikipedia.
Big Damn Heroes

TED talk: Chimamanda Adichie on the danger of the single story



I have seen a number of people link to this in the past few days but I only just now got a chance to view it. I knew I wanted to, however, because I read Adichie's novel Half of a Yellow Sun in 2006 when it came out. It was one of the best books I've ever read.

This talk did not disappoint me. She is an excellent speaker and she has an important story to tell. Better yet, she has many. I encourage you to take the time to listen.