Wiki Wednesday is a party with a featured speaker or discussion topic, related to wikis. We get together to chat, learn about wikis, find jobs, talk deals, and hang out. People who participated in the all-day Wikithon (a wiki hackathon) can show off their cool hacks. Anyone else is welcome to give a brief demo or lightning talk. Socialtext and co-hosts will provide the space and food for the party.
Our featured speaker will be Eszter Hargittai. After a break for pizza and beer I hope that others will give lightning talks or demos.
Eszter is a professor at Northwestern and is in the Bay Area for the summer working at the Stanford Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Her recent papers describe research in social media and particularly in studying behavior in areas such as search engine or digital media use. While this does not pertain directly to wikis, I think these ideas may be extremely interesting to wiki developers and anyone in social media. You can learn more about Eszter's research at her home page,
See you there!
Official Website: http://www.socialtext.net/wikiwed/index.cgi?bay_area_july_2007
Added by Lizzard on July 10, 2007