[Air-l] Trusted Wikipedia

Jeremy Hunsinger jhuns at vt.edu
Thu Sep 21 08:25:47 PDT 2006

Well, there are various reasons to fork from wikipedia, which i think  
sts wiki does.  there is much more perspective about STS that can  
never be non-neutral in the wikipedia tradition, as is sts-centric.   
similarly if you try to fit some elements of knowledge into the  
wikipedia categories, you will run into strong resistance from other  
traditions...   so to have a richer, more meaningful way for the  
arena of sts, i think a fork had to happen there.  given the  
diversity of the topics that you specify, i'm not sure what will  
happen, but it is an interesting idea and i support it.

On Sep 21, 2006, at 11:20 AM, Alex Halavais wrote:

> On 9/21/06, Jeremy Hunsinger <jhuns at vt.edu> wrote:
>> so perhaps something like the stswiki? only with a different scope,
>> or is this going to be integrationist....
> Similar only in that it is limited in scope. I am hoping for a
> resource that is much more closely tied to Wikipedia, in that it will
> not, itself, be a wiki. stswiki, at least the portions that are
> pulling from Wikipedia, is more of a fork, in that it hopes to tailor
> the articles to a particular audience. I am hoping we can certify
> static articles, while providing a link back to Wikipedia for the
> "dynamic" version of the same article.
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jeremy hunsinger
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