Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia that runs on crowdsourcing, is written and edited by the general public. But according to a survey from the Wikimedia Foundation, which oversee the site, around 90 percent of the site's editors are men. Critics say that lack of diversity leads to gaping holes in the number of entries about women and people of color. We look at what's being done to rectify the problem.
Theories of why Wikipedia remains a male-based platform also abound. Some correlate it to the combative exclusivity of an old boys' club mentality that is repeatedly evidenced by women contributors submitting articles that are judged to be not substa...
College students know that referencing a Wikipedia article in a paper is a universal taboo — a lazy research tactic guaranteed to diminish the legitimacy of any academic argument. But that doesn’t mean they avoid Wikipedia. No, students regularly turn to “the free encyclopedia” because it offers quick, logical-sounding answers to their desperate, mid-paper uncertainties. [...]
In one of the biggest movements across the globe to keep knowledge free and open, there is scant representation of women. Wikipedians in the City say that nine out of ten Wiki editors across the globe are men.
As a media phenomenon, Gamergate may have died out a few months ago, but that doesn't mean the die-hard Gamergaters have gone away. Lauren Williams at ThinkProgress has written an in-depth investigation of how Gamergaters, who make up in doggedness what they lack in argumentative coherency, have managed to get...
Fifty-one percent of visual artists are women, according to the National Museum of Women in the Arts. So why don’t we ever hear about them? That was the bottom line at the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon, taking place from March 6 through Sunday. The event is a worldwide effortRead More…
How a 10-volume set published by the nearly forgotten Delphian Society in 1913 inspired one young writer to finally start contributing to Wikipedia -- and to throw herself into the male-dominated world of coding.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.