South Africa: Wikipedia Academies

Heather blogs about Wikipedia Academies, which will take place this week in Johannersburg: “Jimmy is in the country to launch the African Wikipedia Academies – a series of Wikipedia sprints, workshops and boot camps to encourage the local celebration of Wikipedia as an amazing tool for education, culture and enterprise in Africa.”

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  • Wikipedia is an amazing opportunity for Africa to make its mark on the internet, informing the rest of the globe that there is a lot to know about us and to preserve knowledge.

    Via translation, the poorest of the worlds poor may have an opportunity to access this wonderful knowledge pool.

    However owing to lacking infrastructure and internet access it will be a while before so-called indigenous knowledge makes it onto Wikipedia. There is also the question of whether such knowledge can ever be captured in such a system.

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