Submissions/Ten years of Wikipedia outreach in Hong Kong

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Submission no. 
1008
Subject no. 
A4
Screenshot of Wikipedia from 2003, and the Hong Kong topics that were featured on a CNN story about Wikipedia in Hong Kong. This was one of the earlier television pieces about Wikipedia. Note the crude font of Wikipedia and the pre-puzzle sphere logo!
CNN reporter Kristie Lu Stout, talks about the 132,000 articles in Wikipedia.
Hong Kong University student takes photos to post to Wikipedia
Title of the submission
Ten years of Wikipedia outreach in Hong Kong
Type of submission
Presentation
Author of the submission
Andrew Lih, en:User:Keilana, Deryck Chan
Country of origin
Affiliation
E-mail address
andrew@andrewlih.com
Username
User:Fuzheado, en:User:Keilana, User:Deryck Chan
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract
In 2003, Andrew Lih led a student classroom exercise at the University of Hong Kong to edit Wikipedia. It was the largest classroom experiment of its kind, when 80 students collaboratively edited articles about Hong Kong.
Wikimania 2013 will be almost exactly 10 years since that happened. During these 10 years, a vibrant Wikipedia community emerged in Hong Kong, a local Wikimedia chapter was founded, and the impact of Wikipedia grew both online and offline. This session looks back at the CNN television piece that reported on that class, analyzes how those articles about Hong Kong have changed over the years, and highlights the fruits of 10 years of Wikipedia outreach in Hong Kong.
Detailed proposal

At HKU in 2003, I (Andrew) did a student classroom exercise to edit Wikipedia.It was the largest classroom experiment of its kind, when 80 students collaboratively edited articles about Hong Kong. Wikimania 2013 will be almost exactly 10 years since that happened. I'd like to propose a session that looks back at the CNN television piece that reported on that class, and also analyze how those articles about Hong Kong have changed over the years.

The below is the class listing on the relevant Wikipedia page. This presentation will qualitatively and quantitatively evaluate these articles, how they've changed, and what they say about Wikipedia, through the lens of HK-related articles.

  • Banter about Wikipedia downtime and unreliability during that period: [1]
  • Jimmy Wales' positive reaction to the CNN piece on Wikipedia-L: [2]
Track
  • Wikis in Asia
Length of presentation/talk
25 minutes
Language of presentation/talk
English
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Yes
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  1. Phoebe (talk) 04:29, 1 May 2013 (UTC) Yes! Andrew's class was groundbreaking, and I think it's only appropriate when we are in Hong Kong to reflect back on the last 10 years! Should be an intereresting account of Wikimedia history and HK outreach.
  2. Graham87 (talk) 13:14, 5 May 2013 (UTC)
  3. Definitely Yes!--Jeromy-Yu Chan, COIC (talk) 17:46, 5 May 2013 (UTC)
  4. Pundit (talk) 20:37, 16 May 2013 (UTC) interesting!
  5. --Netha Hussain (talk) 01:40, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
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