July 4th Wiki Wednesday

Another London Wiki Wednesday last night, and a good one too. This time hosted by Bearing Point in Paternoster Square.
St Paul
Tiddlywiki was on show again, this time with a quick prototype of an app for setting up VOIP connections in the form of “speedgeeking” which was chaotic as intended.

I spoke on ‘the importance of theory’ briefly relating Communities of Practice and Social Objects theories to the online landscape and wikis. No slides or pitches, just conversation really.

Steve Coast put on a great presentation explaining the rationale behind wiki.openstreetmap.org

“OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the whole world. It is made by people like you.”

PS regarding the date, I was amazed to see that a group on Facebook called

“Petition to revoke the independence of the United States of America”

has 88,057 members!


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