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WikiConference India 2011/Submissions/web2.0 and wikipedia

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18:26, 30 August 2011 (UTC)
Title of the submission
Integrate the web 2.0 in the Wikipedia experience
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, or presentation)
Author of the submission
Shoubhik Bose
E-mail address or username (if username, please confirm email address in Special:Preferences)
State of your origin (Country, if you are not based in India)
West Bengal
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Member of Wikipedia Kolkata User group. I take part in the wikipedia meetups in Kolkata.
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (maximum 500 words)

Integrate the web 2.0 in the Wikipedia experience. This would enable amalgamation of information from various sources on the Internet.

Adding to wikipedia article can be made more user friendly with mashups. Most importantly the pages must be made dynamic allowing users to have an option of viewing edits made in the wiki article in realtime.

Very often we come across content on various blogs, we need to be able to share a part of the content and paste it to the appropriate wikipedia article. ( Just like "Share" button for the social networking sites ). This is primarily because , writing(typing)takes up time, and priority would be to share information with minimum effort.

A very common method would be using RSS/ATOM feeds , articles can be kept up-to-date.

Im thinking about developing applications/web browser extensions that would make adding to a wikipedia article possible with a few clicks. By doing so, the number of wikipedia contributers (in the form of articles) can be increased.

Possible sources of information could be: News articles,blogs,Photo sharing websites (like, Flickr)!

Track (Community/Knowledge/Outreach/Technology)
Will you attend Wikiconference if your submission is not accepted?
Definitely I will.
Slides or further information (optional)