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Making the Most of Wikis
The term '
' is derived from a
word meaning 'quick.'
This is an apt descriptor since changes can be made immediately by
. On this page we explain how this all works for those interested in editing wikis with confidence.
Frequently asked questions
Working together we can put information where others can more easily access it, edit it and improve it.
Planeta Wiki editors
contribute wherever and whenever they see fit.
What's the difference between a wiki and a blog?
is written is chronological order like a journal. On a wiki, members can edit or create any page.
Please note that wikis require active participation, top-down and bottom-up buy-in, commitment from multiple parties and frequently
training. If that's not a possibility, arranging a video conversation with screenshare is the next best thing.
Are there are ways to edit?
Yes, we are also fans of using Google Docs for collaborative editing.
Join or host an
. Digital literacy training includes many hands on training sessions. If you know enough, you can host your own event and show others how to contribute to this wiki and to Wikipedia.
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Consult the history of a wiki page
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Edit a wiki or wikipedia page
Tweet about a wiki page
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To what degree do we interact?
Wiki Versus Email
Wiki collaboration leads to happiness
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Create new wiki
Crear un wiki nuevo
Add a link to a wiki
Agregar una liga a un wiki
Wiki Wiki! How Collaboration Leads to Happiness
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Timed Quests - IGN
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Fan of The Sherlocks edits band's Wiki to get backstage - BBC News
Feb 15, 2017
Guy's Genius Wiki Hack Can Get You VIP Access To Your Fave Concerts And Shows - Elite Daily
Feb 14, 2017
Wikipedia bans Daily Mail as 'unreliable' source - The Guardian
Feb 8, 2017
Essay: The Value of Wikis
: "The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to wiki about it."
Think of wikis as collaborative murals. Artists come together and prepare something in a public space.
Please note that there's more than one 'wiki' as certainly as there are more than one wall.
Think of wikis as the
. Listings include phone numbers and addresses plus the social web channels.
A wiki is invariably incomplete. It needs the feedback and participation from readers to make corrections and expand the coverage.
As a tool the wiki has reached the point in which a critical mass of web-savvy and content-savvy people have joined forces. We are particularly attracted to the idea since Planeta.com has matured with reader feedback and there's no better public editing tool than a wiki! By using this software, we are able to work with long-time contacts in developing and improving features without the tedious exchange of documents via
Features developed through collaboration include the
Responsible Tourism in Cities Conference
Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award
"The objective is to have accurate information and to share meaningful information in a relevant - and sometimes
- conversation," said Ron. "The process of suggesting edits, new links and developing projects of mutual interest is much easier using a wiki than the traditional cycle of exchanging emails or worse documents. This is an exciting time to develop collaborative work which can also be
Ron: "Wikipedia is not the only wiki model out there and I would heartily recommend the wike-style editing to academics and journalists alike. We can create informative materials within websites accessible to the public and edited by trusted colleagues. One of the advantages of wiki-style editing is that we show our work with each change being notated. Frankly, when I look at 'dead tree' versions of journals and books, I am disappointed we cannot se the makings of the monster."
Poi Dog Pondering
The more the merrier.
The word wiki is from a Hawaiian in fact. And so Wikipedia literally means 'quick education'. But it came about because the guy who came up with all the wiki websites (wiki is a class of website, Wikipedia is just one of them) was back in the '90s in Hawaii at an airport, and he saw that the bus was called the Wiki Wiki Bus, the quick bus, and he was looking for a word that sounded and felt quick to go with this very new kind of website that he wanted to come up with for programmers to share and edit information. And he decided to call his first website Wiki Wiki Web. And that's a silly little story, but the moment I tell that it goes from being a kind of made up word without places or faces behind it to being a specific story about one man who is still alive, who we can ask questions, doing very particular things in the late 1990s, and that's where this particular tool came from, that's how it was born. And that's why we have this…we're all speaking a little bit of Hawaiian without even knowing it.
- Tom Chatfield,
A linguistic celebration of the digital world
What’s really important about the wiki ... is the idea that employees are working together to put the information they’re carrying around in their heads on the wiki, where others can more easily access it, use it, edit it and improve it.
- Stewart Mader,
Wiki ROI #2: Collect and Refine Tacit Knowledge to Improve Efficiency
Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge.
- Jimmy Wales,
Founder of Wikipedia
If you want to be a Wikipedian, you have to edit a lot of Wikipedia articles. You don’t submit your resume to Wikipedia.
Schedule Face-to-Face time to discuss the wiki and implement some changes, starting with a ‘
Be mean or sarcastic
Ignore the wikis you’ve joined
Wait to be asked to edit
Forget your password
There is an official
site which provided open source software .
Other examples include
Peace Corps Wiki
On Wikispaces kudos to the organizers of ScienceOnline2013
with hashtag #scio13
Examples in Spanish include
Quien es quien
Not a Wiki
Planeta.com and Planeta Wiki
serves as a collective sketchbook to develop features with
and some of this content may be published on the award-winning
website or incorporated into collaborative projects, including
The relationship between Planeta.com and the Planeta Wiki has been shifting over the years, starting with sensing to what degree the wiki could work well.
Most of the Planeta.com links pages have been replaced by wiki pages. These includes indices of
government tourism portals
Comments posted on
, for example, can be edited and incorporated onto
Planeta.com's Australia coverage
and so on.
We are selecting
we know or who have been earned our confidence. Also important, we ask for editors who commit to about an hour a month for reading AND editing. If you don't have 12 hours/year,
drop us a message with specific suggestions
Traffic and Transparency
Among the advantages of a wiki are complete histories of each page and
Traffic increased from an average of less than 50 unique visitors a day in January 2008 to about 200 unique daily visitors in July 2008 and 400 unique visitors in July 2009. In contrast, the Planeta website receives about 2,000 unique visitors a day.
The philosophy behind Wiki is that text is fluid and can be edited, illustrated in the popular video
The Machine is Us/ing Us
The process is collaborative, following the logic that 'two heads are better than one' or the more the merrier!' The best pages on this or any wiki will be edited numerous times and preferably by more than one person. Click 'history' on any wiki page to review the editorial process.
Wiki collaboration leads to happiness
is a 2008 blog that visually documents the simplification of using a wiki over email in editing text.
The process has been fun and reflects natural world partnerships that are friendly and informal. There's no better evidence of this than the guides to the
co-written and edited with friends who are sharing their expertise.
Stewart Mader (no relation) imparts advice through his site
Grow your wiki
More wiki goodness in
Similar projects using Wiki editing are documenting
- Howard Rheingold talks about the coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action -- and how
is really an outgrowth of our natural human instinct to work as a group.
Rate Your Wiki Engagement
0 – Barely consult the wiki
1 - Consult the wiki
2 – Return to the wiki at times
3 – I’m familiar enough with the wiki
4 – I’ve bookmarked the wiki
5 – I’ve tweeted about certain wiki pages
6 – I’ve edited the wiki
7 – I’ve edited the wiki this month
8 – I’ve created new pages on the wiki AND I’ve updated them
9 – I’m livestreaming
10 – I have my own wiki
Lessons from Australia
Wiki now available and first discussion paper up
The wiki is now available! Two wiki's have been created and are accessible using the tabs above:
this is where we and you will draft the management plan; and
this is where we and you can store and create discussion papers, reports, research and other documents.
We have loaded a list of the top issues into the knowledge gallery and the first discussion paper. The Post Settlement Heritage Discussion Paper details the historic themes supported by the parks and finishes with a discussion point.
Wikis are wonderful, but require hands-on training for partners who are usually all over the learning curve. "I've promoted more transparent, more interactive tourism websites for years, but it's often been the less web-savvy managers/directors keeping their own staffs in the doldrums when it comes to using today's off-the-shelf technologies," Ron said. That said, I think we've already reached a tipping point leading us to use these great tools. Point in case is the Good Tourism Wiki --
-- with its own history documented in
Sustainable Tourism: A Wiki to the Wise
Parks Victoria’s vision is to maintain an outstanding park and waterway system, which is protected and enhanced for people, for ever. These parks are reserved to protect their important natural values and the wePlan Alpine project is your chance to contribute to fulfilling that vision. By having your say, you are adding to the environmental, social and economic wellbeing of Victorians.
We would love to see the following books wiki'd:
Rolf Wesche and Andy Drumm, Defending Our Rainforest: A guide to community-based ecotourism in the Ecuadorian Amazon, 1999
Mexico: Adventures in Nature
asks participants to submit only materials that they wrote or that they copied from the public domain, warning that copyrighted work should not be submitted without permission.
Many professional reporters and editors are hesitant to contribute to Wiki for the simple reason that they are not paid. Could the next step of Wiki-based reporting include paid contributions or rewards for the best contributions?
Educators and Wiki
Item. A professor teaches his students how to use Dreamweaver until he is told by tech support, 'Stop that. Teach them wiki.'
Fewer emails. An updated wiki document saves time from participants looking for email.
Flow. Updated wikis allow participants to share their thoughts and keep the momentum moving forward.
Slang. Very helpful in translating international slang:
Tall poppy syndrome
. On the Planeta Wiki we've developed directories for
South Africa slang
Can be subject to vandalism, lack of accuracy, unscientific statements, hoaxes, copyright abuse and political feuds.
Translating: Think of wikis as collaborative murals
Spanish: Piensa de los wikis como murales compartidos
Create a wiki
Top Ten Wiki Engines
Wiki and news reporting
Wikipedia Timpelapse: 7 July 2004 London bombings
Where Are the News Org Wikis? - Poynter
Elsewhere on the Web
Grow your wiki
Interview: The State of Wikis in Education
When to wiki? When not to? 4 Tips to Consider
Improved Page and Discussion Monitoring
Sustainable Tourism: A Wiki to the Wise
http://blog.wikispaces.com/ 2008/12/wikispaces-gets-a- space-lift-a-new-look-for- wikispaces.html
http://blog.wikispaces.com/ 2008/12/create-accounts-for- your-students-yourself.html
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