A year late after threatening to do this in CHI 2005, the next great CHI gathering next spring will include a student research competition. This is in addition to the student design competition, won the last two years (almost three) by Indiana University. The details are vague, other than it has something to do with [...]
I don’t know if my lame little change will make the final cut, but 15 minutes of my time — most of it getting a SocialText account — gives me a shot at being listed in Wired News. The two entities are teaming up to try their hand at communal writing, with the final version [...]
I love it when a good plan come’s together. Or in this case, two seemingly unrelated plans that happen to be orbiting near my little world. The Creole markup project (“Wiki Markup Standards”) got a comment from someone working on the One Laptop Per Child project. It seems there was call to come up with [...]
One of my new interests is the effect of press coverage on wiki editing. It would be an interesting study, I think, to look at references to Wikipedia pages in mainstream media, such as the Stephen Colbert “Word” segment on Elephants (“Wacky Wiki News”), and measure the impact it has on that wiki community. Although [...]
It turns out, I’m a fraud. I’m dropping out of school right now, after reading this. Here is the full paper by Case & Paxson. Maybe some of my taller friends can read it to me.