Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wikipedia launch

Reed Harkness, Noah Stanik and I traveled to Poland this summer to film some of the wonderful people who create Wikipedia. They gathered in Gdansk for Wikimania, the yearly gathering of Wikipedia editors from around the world. The work launched yesterday. They'll keep showing a new one each day this week on the Wiki Facebook page.

From the Wikimedia blog:

This week the Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to introduce a series of short videos that were produced in Summer of 2010 that highlight our users: the volunteer contributors from around the world who help make projects like Wikipedia a reality.

(The clips will be posted on this YouTube channel, and also as CCBYSA files on the Wikimedia Commons)

These videos were produced with two key outcomes in mind: to inform the general public about the people and inspiration behind our movement, and also to energize and inspire new Wikipedia editors to engage bravely in contributing to Wikipedia. The latter focus is particularly important for the Foundation’s current Public Policy initiative outreach, but we’re hopeful they will inspire other new editors around the world.

Altogether we will be launching four videos, and today’s video ‘Username’ is a short clip that introduces some of the 35 Wikipedia editors that were interviewed during the annual Wikimania conference last summer in Gdansk Poland. We’ll launch the rest of the clips through this week, hosting them on video sharing sites and of course on the Wikimedia Commons.

1 comment:

Aaron said...

SO GOOD to see these, what a wonderful collection as a whole. This just made my day