"Wikimedia" Tag Archive

January 23, 2014 » CBC Radio Piece on Wikipedia and the Future of Knowledge

I was one of the featured commentators on a two-part CBC radio program about Wikipedia. Each part is just shy of an hour. If you’re new to Wikipedia, start with part one. If you’re interested in a broader philosophical discussion about community, knowledge, intellectual property, and the Internet, go directly to part two (where I’m more heavily featured). I […]

January 12, 2014 » My Open Licensing Journey

Today, I relicensed all of my photos on Flickr from CC BY-NC-SA to CC BY. In English, that means that you may reuse, redistribute, remix, and even resell any of my Flickr photos as long as you give me credit. I’ve been meaning to do this for a long time, but hadn’t, mostly due to […]

August 30, 2013 » Networks and Enrollment

I spent this past Wednesday with some of my favorite colleagues talking about networks and social change. Garfield Foundation had brought us together to surface our collective mental models about networks and to see where they overlapped and where they diverged. The day was rife with wonderful twists on familiar topics, and I learned a […]

June 25, 2013 » Group Identity and Network Leadership: A Tribute to Kat Walsh

Yesterday, the Wikimedia Foundation announced the election results for its three community board seats. I was happy to see my friends, Phoebe Ayers and SJ Klein, elected to the board, and Delphine Menard, elected to the Funds Dissemination Committee. Those three are grizzled veterans, and they will continue to do great things in those roles. […]

February 11, 2013 » On Sourcing Quotes and the Wikimedia Way

This morning, I came across this Charlie Parker quote that I really loved: “Master your instrument, master the music, then forget all that bullshit and just play.” My first instinct was to tweet it. My second, more practiced instinct, was to check the source first. It’s really not that hard to at least do a […]

October 11, 2011 » Branding = Story + Community

My big angst about the Wikimedia Strategic Planning process was that we didn’t focus enough on story. We did a great job creating space, building relationships, guiding conversations, and structuring the process, all of which was why we were successful. But our only-okay execution on storytelling still sticks in my craw to this day. This […]

July 28, 2011 » Help Wikimedia Win the Management 2.0 Contest!

One of my past projects is a finalist for the Harvard Business Review / McKinsey Management 2.0 Challenge. I am recruiting Wikimedians and everybody who cares about open collaboration in general and the Wikimedia movement in particular to help us win. From 2009-2010, I had the pleasure of designing and leading the Wikimedia strategic planning […]

February 12, 2011 » A Day In A Networked Life

I live a networked life, but there was something about yesterday that made me fully appreciate how lucky I am and how amazing this world is. Here’s yesterday’s rundown: 6am — Up early. Long day of work ahead of me. 7:30am — Asaf Bartov (currently in Israel, soon to be in San Francisco) and Moushira […]