When it comes to Web 2.0 tools – everyone gets to be on both sides – all of us can read and all of us can write the posts, listen to music or upload your own compositions, buy a book or publish one. You are also encouraged to do all the above together with others running similar projects – you are encouraged to collaborate within your communities. “Conversational knowledge sharing” – says Steve. Things work quite differently these days on the NET and a very good example of these concepts is the Wikipedia. Carte-Blanche recently did a story on it and I thought this video might be interesting for all those that have been wondering how it started and how it is being maintained.

Wales video

Click to see the video on Zoopy.com

So who are all those people that are writing the articles on Wikipedia? One great example of a Wikipedian is Ndesanjo, Tanzanian blogger, who is the main contributor to the Swahili Wikipedia – (http://sw.wikipedia.org/).

Swahili, which is thought to be spoken by as many as 100 million people, is the first African-language Wikipedia to have reached the 1,000-article mark — considered something of a tipping point toward faster growth in the Wikipedia world. ( Read Noam Cohen’s article on Ndesanjo and African-language Wikipedias )

To get to know more about Ndesanjo’work, his blogs Jikomboe and Digital Africa here is Dara‘s video :

Patrick Tutwiler interviews blogger & wikipedian – Ndesanjo Macha

(Thanks Dara! – If you are up for it – please write about the making of this video – it’d be interesting to hear about the reasons for choosing Ndesanjo, and whether there is gonna be a follow-up video with him in the future. Looking forward to new videos & interviews from you on YouTube.)

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