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Google Documents and wiki as barefoot tools

Objavlja  alex on Tor 21 Okt 2008 - 10:12

Hi all! I'm very honoured to post here the first topic, sharing with you what I can at my best.

I'd like to give you a basic introduction to two excellent web tools to share knowledge and to help you in cohoperative work.

Google documents
If you register to google as a user, you can access to a large variety of interesting web tools (Google email is only one of them). One from these is "Google documents". As a Google user, you can open new Google documents, that are, in brief, shared "word-like" docs, shared "excel-like" spreadsheets, and shared "powerpoint-like" presentations. You can very simply upload your Windows documents there, or you can create them from scratch; you can modify them online simply with your browser (I suggest to use Firefox and to avoid IE); and you can download them again if you like. But what's really interesting is that you can invite collaborators, and you can work all together online with them! When you like, you can "publish" the document, t.i. to obtain a public URL allowing anyone to see it.
I used effectively this tool for cohoperative translations, and for cohoperative writing of complex documents. It's great!

WIKI
All from you read sometimes a wiki article, nevertheless just a few from you - IMO - tried to actively write something into a wiki project. Try! I can't say you that it is simple (I would be a lier if I'd do), but it's very, very interesting. You'll find lots of troubles, some of them are "techno" issues, but those are far from the hardest; the harder trouble is NPOV (Neutral Point Of View), extremely difficult for "horse entusiasts". Your opinions have no room inside wiki; the only data you can post and share are documented, neutral informations.

The wiki enciclopedia (wikipedia) projects are the mostly known (an enciclopedia is a collection of articles about a specific entry); barefoot horse came first into wikipedia by an article, "Barefoot horses", by Marjorie Smith, and perhaps yopu can guess who suggested to Marjorie to write it Rolling Eyes ); but there are other interesting projects you can use as "knowledge sharing tools".
* wiktionary: a collection of terms and their definition and translation into other languages;
* wikibooks: a collection of free books, written cohoperatively by a group of wiki users;
* wikisource: a collection of original books, released with a free copyright, or, most often, of old books no more covered by copyright (in most countries, copyright will expire after 70 yeras from the author's death).

I'm presently working into http://en.wikisource.org (I published three horsemanship books there) and into http://it.wikisource.org (I'm publishing an old book, "Il cavallarizzo" by Claudio Corte, 1562, one of the best books of famous Italian High School of XVI Century).

Is any wikipedian (t.i., an active registered wiki member) among you?

alex

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Re: Google Documents and wiki as barefoot tools

Objavlja  Uncas on Tor 21 Okt 2008 - 10:56

Welcome to the board, Alex, it's a real plaeasure and honour seeing you here!

Thank you for sharing the idea with us, we surely will look at it. Perhaps we'll get an active wikipedian here?

All the best!

Urska

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Re: Google Documents and wiki as barefoot tools

Objavlja  alex on Tor 21 Okt 2008 - 11:32

If would be great if one, or a couple, of slovenian wikipedians could be found here. Any wiki project has large numbers of indipendent, but connected, language-specific projects; you can find them going into main english wiki project (i.e. http://en.wikipedia.org) and browsing the "interwikies" on the bottom of left column of the page; usually you have only to replace "en" with "sl" into the URL.

http://sl.wikipedia.org is Slovenian wikipedia (Wikipediji)
http://sl.wikisource.org is Slovenian wikisource (Wikivir)
http://sl.wiktionary.org is Slovenian wiktionary (Wikislovar)
and so on.

While working into a "small" wiki project, you have the great advantage that you can do an excellent work simply translating (ad adding what you like... but with a deep NPOV mind) the articles that you can find in main, English project. But remember that you can find great, often deeply different, articles on the same matter into other linguistic large, or small, projects (French, German, Chinese if you can understand it... Wink ).

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