Grants:IdeaLab/Taking the turmoil out of Wikipedia curation

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Taking the turmoil out of Wikipedia curation
The idea is to turn Wikipedia back to the people. Wikipedia content should come from all sources - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin as examples. In the same way you 'Pin it' with Pinterest, you should have a W button to Wikipedia it. A word crawler could check for inappropriate language. The rigid control that current curators have would only be necessary on updates where offensive images or words are found. Users could 'report' either one and curators could manage those. Give Wikipedia back to the people and let it grow and be dynamic and fluid, the way it was meant to be. It's stagnant right now with curators stagnating the old, tired content.
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created on23:09, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 (UTC)

Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

The stranglehold that current curation has on updated content. As a result, the current content is not always 'current' and doesn't embrace any contributions from social media. Further, you practically need a software degree to get updates into the format required. This is ridiculous. We live in an instant culture. No one has the time or wants to spend it learning code to update an encyclopedia.

What is your solution?[edit]

A W button would allow Wikipedia content and images to be updated daily (Like the Pinterest P button), the way a live encyclopedia is MEANT to be.

Project goals[edit]

I would expect that updates would move away from a censored communist curation approach to a truly free, open and accessible encyclopedia that anyone could contribute to.

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