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'Lets get the world go live'[edit]
  • Live channel page for every topic in Wikipedia
  • Allow experts to schedule and broadcast a live webcast on Wikipedia to showcase experiments, share knowledge, clarify questions
  • Recorded live webcast to be archived under the topic for future reference


Strategic Fit[edit]

  • Increase Participation - Professors/scientists/enthusiasts would be attracted to be involved in WIKILIVE to showcase their experiments, share knowledge, teach and engage the community
  • Exponentially increase the depth on every topic - Increased involvement and interaction will improve the quality and depth of every topic
  • Retention - WikLive will be able to attract and retain new volunteers as the encyclopedia will include a new medium of knowledge sharing
  • Collaboration - Wikilive will follow the wikipedia philosophy for collaboration and content generation - We provide platform and let the people to collaborate


  • Output of the project
     - Every topic to have a LIVE page associated to it
     - Interested volunteers will be able to schedule and broadcast a livecast for a topic [by using simple webcam and mic]
     - Audience of the livecast will be able to interact with the presenter using a chat tool available on the livecast page
     - Audience will be able to interact within themselves during the livecast using a chat tool that will be made available
     - Once the live cast is over the video will be automatically archived and available in the live page archive section
     - Design documents will be made available to maintain and enhance the project


This idea has the potential to reach a variety of audiences

     - Experts and all others out of experts subset - interacting, collaborating and learning
     - Interactive platform for specially-abled audience [Mute/Deaf/Blind/others]
     - Archive can be used for future references


The project will be 100% volunteer driven due to the following reasons

     - Documents will be maintained so that volunteers can maintain [for any bugs] and enhance the project if necessary
     - Content is generated purely by the volunteers
     - Stringent processes will be followed for better maintainability of the WIKILIVE project


Highly scalable

      - Volunteers from all region, languages and ability will be able to contrubute
      - This project will increase the depth for every topic due to the Q&A model platform


      - Youtube live, googleplus hangout, Facebook airtime are few projects in market that are banking on live cast concept
      - Youtube live is a hit offering new business options and interactive platform for entertainment and education
      - Wikimedia already having the content should be able to take the "wiki encyclopedia" experience to the next level using             
        live casts
      - Number of hits per video/livecast will be the key factor to measure the outcome of the project

Submitted by[edit]

      - Vishnusaran Murugesan (ATLASVishnu)
      - Education: MS in Software Engineering from BITS, Pilani
      - Experience: 9 years in IT [working in London as a Senior Project manager for reputed banking clients in EMEA region]
      - Wikimedia experience: New to Wikipedia as a contributor but highly passionate about wikimedia 
      - Knowledge: Expert knowledge in web technologies, product development, user experience & project management
      - Project Management qualification: PRINCE2 Practitioner certified and PMI Member


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