What is a Wiki page?
A wiki page is part of a server software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser.
Examples of wiki pages are; Wikipedia, WikiHow, Wikitravel, Wikiversity. The list goes on!
The important part of wikis is what makes them different from any other type of website. The collaborative editing by the users makes Wikis so outstanding. Having the ability to collaborative with other users and edit any text you can read.
The main pro’s of a wiki page, take Wikipedia for example is that there is always likely to be an entry for a search, it’s free and very easy to find. The con to this is that as anyone has edit the information, it may not be 100% accurate and/or misleading. Particularly web articles, you can’t always believe every piece of information you read. On Wiki pages, look for external references sites which you can verify and hyperlinks to link to to relative sites.
I enjoyed researching wiki pages as I didn’t have much knowledge on them beforehand. I did not realise actually how many wiki pages there are and the easy ability to change the information shown.
Who is Lawrence Lessig?
Lawrence Lessig is a legal and political activist. Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and a professor of law at Harvard Law School. Previously, he was a professor of law at Stanford Law School and founder of the Center for Internet and Society.
He is a proponent of reduced legal restrictions on copyright, trademark, and radio frequency spectrum, particularly in technology applications, and he has called for state-based activism to promote substantive reform of government with a Second Constitutional Convention.
Here you can find lectures and presentations by Lessig on a range of subjects from Free Culture to corruption whilst also mentioning copyright, privacy and cyber-law.
My next post will be on a new topic, it involves homework on open street maps.