Saturday, February 7, 2015

Mohave shoulderband snail: Glad Jimmy Wales is president (*) both of C.C. Wikipedia and Wikia (the wiki where C.C. WUaS is presently hosted), Some Wikidata and Wikipedia links of WUaS, Honor of WUaS (as well as my entry) getting deleted by Wikipedia :), WUaS has had only one reference in Wikipedia for at least a year now here - Nontheist Quakers, Added this upcoming great Wikidata:Wikibooks (in 288+ languages) to the main WUaS SUBJECT TEMPLATE -


Glad Jimmy Wales is president both of C.C. Wikipedia and (C.C. I think) Wikia (the wiki where C.C. WUaS is presently hosted) ... Jimmy Wales is both an advocate for freedom of speech in the Wiki space and is entrepreneurially oriented ... And Wikipedia/Wikidata are growing!

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In reply to comment below (Sat. February 14, 2015)

Thanks for reading, Gregory!

Just went to his LinkedIn page -
https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=2674533 - and you're right,
(although elsewhere he said recently he is president of both, and I'm
seeing if I can find this again) ... In LinkedIn, he writes:

"I am the founder of Wikia, Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation. I
currently serve as the Chair Emeritus and Board Member of the Wikimedia
Foundation and Chair of Wikia, Inc.

Best,
Scott


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Markus, Denny and Wikidatans,

... I don't, Markus. In the information age, this seems to be a widespread and helpful practice in general (e.g. in LinkedIn and for some medical records,, for example).

On the benefits of this side, this is a way for Wikidata to get most accurate, and potentially, timely data about people.

Are there further criteria Wikidata might add to lessen misrepresentations, etc., or to make more explicit what personal information is welcome, building on past Wikipedia experience in particular here, and not a conflict of interest?

Also, concerning POV, are there sociocultural or linguistic differences in interlingually Wikidata, here that might be relevant? Would people in India in Hindi represent their own personal data (e.g. due to traditions of spiritual "selflessness") differently from Swedes in Swedish (due to a different history of "knowledge generating practices"), for example, that are worth addressing with specific criteria? In what ways has Wikipedia addressed this already?

Cheers,
Scott



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My Wikidata User pages include:

Wikidata
Scott MacLeod (Q18720346)
Founder and President of World University and School

as well as ...

Scott_WUaS -

Aphilo -

and in Reasonator -


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World University and School has the honor of getting deleted by Wikipedia a couple of years ago, on notability criteria, as well as my own first try at a Wikipedia entry (as founder, president, developer and faculty of WUaS) on January 7, 2015 :) ...


My Wikipedia entry read (January 7, 2015, when I started it and which was then deleted):

Scott_MacLeod_(professor)


Scott MacLeod (professor)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Scott MacLeod is founder and president of MIT OCW-centric wiki World University and School, planned for all languages and countries.

He is also the founder of the Nontheist Friends' wiki school at World University and School [1] [2].


References

1. Nontheist Friends' wiki school at World University and School

2. Nontheist Quakers


External links

Nontheist Friends' wiki school at World University and School

Scott MacLeod's home page

World University and School



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WUaS has had only one reference in Wikipedia for at least a year now here - Nontheist Quakers ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nontheist_Quakers - which is this: Nontheist Friends' wiki school at World University and School - 


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May eventually explore some entries in various Wikimedias, and in German, for example ...

Auf Deutsch

Scott MacLeod (professor)

Gründer und Präsident des World University und Schule



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My Wikipedia entry read (January 7, 2015, when I started it and which was then deleted):

Scott_MacLeod_(professor)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_MacLeod_(professor)

Scott MacLeod (professor)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Scott MacLeod is founder and president of MIT OCW-centric wiki World University and School, planned for all languages and countries.

He is also the founder of the Nontheist Friends' wiki school at World University and School [1] [2].


References

Nontheist Friends' wiki school at World University and School
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nontheist_Friends_(atheist_Quakers%3F)

Nontheist Quakers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nontheist_Quakers

External links

Nontheist Friends' wiki school at World University and School
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nontheist_Friends_(atheist_Quakers%3F)

Scott MacLeod's home page
http://www.scottmacleod.com/

World University and School
http://worlduniversityandschool.org/


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Hey folks :)

It's time to welcome another sister projects into our rounds. It'll be
Wikibooks. They'll get access to the interwiki links on Wikidata on
February 24th. Depending on how that goes I'll set a date for data
access. The page for all things Wikibooks is at
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Wikibooks. Please help by
giving them a warm welcome in 2 weeks.


Cheers
Lydia

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Product Manager for Wikidata

Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
10963 Berlin
www.wikimedia.de

Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.

Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg
unter der Nummer 23855 Nz. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das
Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/681/51985.


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So great!
And in all Wikipedia's 288+ languages, I presume?
Scott



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Added this upcoming great Wikidata:Wikibooks to
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Wikibooks

the main WUaS SUBJECT TEMPLATE -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/SUBJECT_TEMPLATE




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2 comments:

Gregory Kohs said...

Jimmy Wales isn't "President" of Wikipedia, though he may be "President" of Wikia.

Scott MacLeod said...

Thanks for reading, Gregory!

Just went to his LinkedIn page - https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=2674533 - and you're right, (although elsewhere he said recently he is president of both, and I'm seeing if I can find this again) ... In LinkedIn, he writes:

"I am the founder of Wikia, Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation. I currently serve as the Chair Emeritus and Board Member of the Wikimedia Foundation and Chair of Wikia, Inc.

Best,
Scott