Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcoming Lucy Crompton-Reid as new CEO of Wikimedia UK

2015-07-14 Thread Tanweer Morshed
Congratulations Lucy! A warm welcome in the Wikimedia movement :) Tanweer Morshed Wikimedia Bangladesh On Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 2:51 AM, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote: Thanks for this announcement, Michael. Lucy, welcome. I look forward to occasional collaborations with you across the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Future of Wikipedia

2015-07-14 Thread Amy Vossbrinck
Hi Renata: Please don't despair. When I was growing up (I'm pushing 69) there were definitely encyclopedias but they surely were not the *only research tools*. Information was available, you just had to really dig for it - go to the library, comb through the card catalogue, go into the stacks,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Future of Wikipedia

2015-07-14 Thread Pete Forsyth
Thank you for sharing this, Renata -- cool video! But I think I'm taking the exact opposite from it. It makes me happy. It seems to me these kids love information -- and are eager to say so! -- and love books, too, most of them expressed sadness at the idea of books disappearing (but also, shock

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Future of Wikipedia

2015-07-14 Thread geni
On 14 July 2015 at 21:22, Renata St renataw...@gmail.com wrote: Hi. So I saw this YouTube video yesterday about kids reacting to printed encyclopedia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7aJ3xaDMuMnoredirect=1 It made me sad. And very fearful of the future of Wikipedia. These kids do not

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Find Community Engagement sessions at Wikimania 2015!

2015-07-14 Thread Maria Cruz
Hi all, a few more sessions that were missed in the last email: *Wednesday (hackathon):* * *Education Program Extension Hackathon.* https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T103623* Workplace 2, Don Genaro, 1 pm. Hosted by Sage Ross.* *Friday* * Pitfalls, protocols and prior planning: A panel on making

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Future of Wikipedia

2015-07-14 Thread Renata St
I know this probably sounds like I had to hike 20 miles to school with snow up to my waist - which I didn't - but I offer it only to say that we humans are a pretty persistent and creative bunch and when determined enough we can make things work. Sometimes, having to really dig for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Future of Wikipedia

2015-07-14 Thread Renata St
These kids do not appreciate knowledge and information because they grew up with its abundance. When I was growing up (and I am only 30), printed encyclopedia was the only research tool. You would have been 8 years old when Encarta was launched. I am from a small non-English speaking

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Future of Wikipedia

2015-07-14 Thread Pine W
I agree that finding correct, accurate, current, and NPOV information can be a challenging task, and media literacy is an important skill these days. Good research tasks today go beyond the goal of finding just any book, magazine, journal or webpage that asserts a certain fact. Pine

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Future of Wikipedia

2015-07-14 Thread Keegan Peterzell
On Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 3:41 PM, Pete Forsyth petefors...@gmail.com wrote: Thank you for sharing this, Renata -- cool video! But I think I'm taking the exact opposite from it. It makes me happy. It seems to me these kids love information -- and are eager to say so! -- and love books, too,