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Final Project: Improving the Internet Industries in Wikipedia[edit]

Goal: You must identify an important topic or person related to the material you studied in "Internet Industries" and either CREATE or substantially IMPROVE a Wikipedia site on that topic.

Why your contribution matters: Each of you will bring different perspectives and interests based on your life experiences, course work, and individual research. You have experiences and analytical tools many Wikipedians -- often high-tech enthusiasts -- don't have. You can frame interesting and important topics that others would not think to research and report on.

Grading: There are four components of this assignment (DEADLINE: June 11th at 11:30am on TED and in paper form in the MCC mailroom box, see details below)
1. Content: The quantity and quality of the added content will be evaluated. You need to contribute at least 500 words and use at least 5 references (see below), even if not all of it is left there after other Wikipedia editors get to it. Indicate at the top of the document the name and link to the Wikipedia page that you've contributed to and list your Wikipedia username. This document should be turned in to both TED and in paper form to the mailroom box with the reflective essay on June 11th at 11:30am. (25 points)
2. References: A minimum of 5 references must be added to your targeted Wikipedia site(s). The quality and appropriateness of these references will be evaluated. Note that references should come from all sources, including textbooks, historical literature, reviews, news reports, other reliable websites, etc. (25 points)
3. Peer Review: You must come to class May 22 to do peer review of others' contributions through Peer Studio. (25 points)
4. Reflective essay: Each individual will write a reflective essay about Wikipedia, drawing from your editing experience, course materials, and your life experience as evidence. Answer the following questions in 500 words or less: 1. Why did you choose your topic? 2. How did course materials shape your approach to the topic, if they did? 3. What limitations did Wikipedia conventions and rules place on your choice of topic or what you wrote about the topic? Reflect on Wikipedia's definition of Neutral Point of View, reliable sources, and notable topics as it affected you ability to locate and add knowledge to the compendium. This essay should be turned in with a copy of your Wikipedia contribution (see "Content" above) on June 11th at 11:30am on TED and to the MCC mailroom box. This essay should be in 12pt font and double-spaced. (25 points)

Have questions, dilemmas, or things you want to discuss about the project? Ask over on TED in Discussions > Wikipedia Project.

Topic Ideas[edit]

(Make sure you link to pages where on Wikipedia where you will make that topic contribution, or mention if you will make a new page. Also, don't forget to sign your topics with the four tildes(~) )

Google : Googleplex (write about how temps are treated differently than full time employees) Lirani (talk) 05:58, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

1. The growth of business opportunities in the social media site, Pinterest Shannellelopez|talk (talk)
2. The potential dangers of the application, snapchat Shannellelopez|talk (talk)
3. How companies use social media to promote social causes osampoon (talk)
4. How social media is becoming social currency (i.e. pay with a tweet, share or hashtag) osampoon (talk)
5. How audio technology (podcasts) are used in the classroom & the pros/cons of students being able to listen to them at a later date online. This will be under the "audio-technology" section under e-learning (Jasmine McGinty) Jasmine5723 (talk) 00:00, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
6. The increase in popularity of e-learning as alternative to classroom education. How the internet has shaped the ease of access to E-learning (online schools, educational technology) (Jasmine McGinty) Jasmine5723 (talk) 00:00, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
7. Global internet usage : Expand on the distribution of Internet access by continent by country by explaining what the graphs presented on the page mean, since nobody explained their significance. (Michael Suriel) Tazmanianangel (talk) 00:33, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
8. Cognitive surplus : Specifically, I will make an edit that notes an earthquake reporting site that allows people from all over the world to add to the surplus of information regarding earthquakes, and in turn keep people safer ( (Michael Suriel) Tazmanianangel (talk) 00:33, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
9. Network economy : Discuss the positive and negative societal effects of the “networked information economy” according to various authors and intellectuals. (Michael Suriel) Tazmanianangel (talk) 00:33, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
10. Obfuscation : Expand on the different cases of this theory (time-based, cooperative, selective, ambiguating) [1] Laylaamiri1 (talk) 01:16, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
Cognitive surplus : Give example of how it is used to help society (ex: LifeStream) ( Laylaamiri1 (talk) (UTC) Laylaamiri1 (talk) 01:59, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
11. Facebook's usage of likes and user information to create tailored ads for each user. Hannahbernabe
12. The growing importance of self-branding in internet industries. Case study on Hannahbernabe
13. Twitter: dissecting this social media site/ app in terms of feedback from users, businesses, employers, verified accounts, etc. Twitter Wikipedia Page Dprotzeller (talk) 02:15, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
14. Advertising: talk about the effects of advertising, add to advertising research and gender effects in advertising (if there is more research on this topic) Advertising Wikipedia page Dprotzeller (talk) 02:19, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
15. Spotify and their "free" business model: Expand on their business and advertising practices to make profit. (Koacookie (talk) 02:23, 6 May 2014 (UTC) Lauren Koa)
16. Privacy issues of social networking sites: Discuss the new direct messaging features on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. (Koacookie (talk) 02:23, 6 May 2014 (UTC) Lauren Koa)
17. Instagram: The movement of "hashtags" from Instagram to Twitter to Facebook and other social media sites and applications (Ye-Jin Kim) Triton120 (talk) 19:34, 5 May 2014 (UTC)
18. Self-brand: The usage of self-branding within cover letters and/or resumes, and its significance on online networking sites such as Linkedin (Ye-Jin Kim) Triton120 (talk) 19:34, 5 May 2014 (UTC)
19. Cyberbullying: Edit the section Children and Adolescents by adding factual statistics that cyberbullying lead to suicide or violent behavior, and expand on the statistic by explaining the major causes that lead to cyberbullying. (Cassie Ng) Cassieng28 (talk) 03:12, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
20. Cognitive Surplus: Edit this page by adding the example of earthquake reporting site that allows people to contribute and provide earthquake information from all over the world. (Cassie Ng) Cassieng28 (talk) 03:12, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
21. Cyberbullying: Adding a specific type of cyberbullying and invasions of privacy occurring in Asian countries. The specific type of cyberbullying is similar to a public trial that people expose victim’s personal information on the Internet without the person’s consent and let the victim being judged by the public. (Cassie Ng) Cassieng28 (talk) 03:12, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
22. Self-brand and creation of virtual identity -- Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter. How these online platforms are being used to supplement real life identities. Lchoww (talk) 04:06, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
23. Email archiving: Expanding on what we discussed in class. How archiving, in general, occurs on all over the Internet, such as social networks, and how that goes under the radar without users being aware of it. (Joseph Smahl) Jsmahl (talk) 04:08, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
24. Self-brand: Looking at how self-branding occurs on social networking websites by bands and musicians. It'd be interesting to look at how, and where it varies from site to site (Facebook, Youtube, etc.) (Joseph Smahl) Jsmahl (talk) 04:12, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
25. In-depth look at Instagram. Instagram vs other types of social media for commercial branding. How verified accounts are difficult to confirm (unlike Facebook and Twitter) and how that impacts real life but also virtual life, compared to other platforms. Lchoww (talk) 04:21, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
26. Snapchat privacy issues surrounding spam and sexting Mconnor14 (talk) 04:39, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
27. Snapchat the new added on features of chat and live video messaging competing with other companies Mconnor14 (talk) 04:39, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
28. Video Blog : The effects on YouTube culture R7young (talk) 05:50, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
29. Ghostery : The effects of ad tracking on Internet advertising R7young (talk) 05:50, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
30. Snapchat: How private our account and posts are in regards to whether or not our data is being sold (Ariel Lee)
31. Snapchat: How the pictures we send via their servers are used (Ariel Lee)
32. main-streaming crowd-sourcing by streamlining micro-financing Auderpoprescue.
33. Youtube: the rise of vlogs, webisodes and the resultant effects of cognitive surplus and ad revenues for Youtubers and the corporate entities Auderpoprescue.
34. Cyberbullying: Edit the existing page with a section about the Supreme Court ruling on the issue and how it is related to the First Amendment So1962 (talk) 07:59, 6 May 2014 (UTC).
35. Wage theft: Edit the existing article with a section about wage theft in the tech industry So1962 (talk) 07:59, 6 May 2014 (UTC).

36. Instagram: How the popular page knows what interests you and which accounts are somehow related to yours. Srivest (talk) 03:50, 6 May 2014
37. Instagram-Terms of Use: The issue of instagram using your pictures and information for sponsored promotion without giving you any compensation Srivest (talk) 03:56, 6 May 2014
38. Real-name system : Instagram (write about how there is no way to verify a user on Instagram like Twitter does) Tvkaylale (talk) 14:16, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
39. Computer crime : Combating computer crime (expand the section on ways to fight against Cybercrime) Tvkaylale (talk) 14:16, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
40. Snapchat : Controversy (Expanding on the controversy of Snapchat's privacy and the changes that are happening to the app)DaisyChung )talk) 7:52 6 May 2014 (UTC)
41. Myspace : Decline and sale by News Corp: 2008–2011 [Expand the features and uses of the last generation's social media site to the features and uses of Facebook (this generation's social media site)] DaisyChung)(talk) 7:54 6 May 2014 (UTC)
40. Facebook: now dropping its organic reach to 1-2% so business that run pages on Facebook see a sharp decline in the amount of followers that see their post unless the business is willing to pay for content. Facebook claims that this is because of a lack of room in the news feed. sydneymdavison ( talk)
41. Indiegogo: Indiegogo is a website that allows crowd funding for different products or programs the page is lacking in explaining the process to of fees and funding as well as the process of creating a campaign. sydneymdavison ( talk)
42. Instagram: How it is beginning to use Ads to promote at its users and how they collect information to target user with the right Ad. Kare sti2 (talk) 17:31, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
43. Self-brand: The history of self-brand and how controversial it is. Some people need it for their career as others find it ridiculous of our society of being so egocentric. Kare sti2 (talk) 17:31, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
44. YouTube: How this medium creates a new type of occupationDswenceslao (talk) 09:03, 7 May 2014 (UTC)
45. Cognitive Surplus: I would create a new page and would give a more in-depth definition of the word. I would talk about where the word derived from by including Clay Shirky. Kayemacabale (talk) 04:25, 8 May 2014 (UTC)
46. Self-Brand: I would add to the page and explain how self-branding has become more relevant and important because of the Internet industries. Kayemacabale (talk) 04:25, 8 May 2014 (UTC) 47. The potential benefits and consequences of Snapchat (Chisato Akiba) 48.The emergence of Pinterest and how Pinterest is getting their resources to continue user satisfaction in getting different ideas of everything online (Chisato Akiba)
49. Snapchat The new update allows messaging as well as video chatting, but the messages disappear, Snapchat settles FTC case admitting that they do not truly disappear along with user contacts and information. Hannahjsong ( talk) 08:54, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
50. Instagram Uproar of users which resulted in rules and update policy which Instagram may have used shared pictures from users in ads. Hannahjsong ( talk) 08:54, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
51. e-learning: I want to focus on MOOCS (e-learning) and what online education means for brick and mortar colleges, I want to see how it effects the infrastructure and if its intention to provide an alternative solution to the increasingly privatized education has greater implications than what we are aware of? (Veronica Pena) Wiki_Metis
52. Social Media: I want to focus on the increasing phenomenon of advertisers utilizing users to promote their products in a media landscape that is loaded with product placement also known as hyper commercialism. I will address aspects of Self-Branding & on Youtube & Instagram that enables users to become walking billboards. (Veronica Pena) Wiki_Metis
53. Digital journalism: I want to research and address how SEO & advertisers have contributed to an era where journalism has lost its professionalism in favor of sensationalist news. (Veronica Pena) Wiki_Metis
54. Social Networking: I want to address the advent of filters and explosion of photos & statuses on the internet, I want to research the psychological impact that these utilities have on people. Including the practice of liking and self-worth. (Veronica Pena) Wiki_Metis
55. iTunes: add to the section on itunes U, and how online education via podcasts on iTunes U is challenging the traditional model of education "in the classroom" Jasmine McGinty Jasmine5723 (talk) 22:55, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
56. Sweetie : Internet scamming by the police is becoming a gateway to end online pedophilia


57. Buzzfeed: I want to look at how Buzzfeed is a collection of data that collects data. I would tie in the McChensey readings as to how the internet uses our information to make money. (Tami Kwok) tgkwok ( talk)
58. Reddit: How cognitive surplus will change the world: distrubtion of civic and communal values of information. (Tami Kwok) tgkwok ( talk)
59. Kiva (organization): Looking at distrubtion of race, gender, age, class and who is more likely to succeed in getting a loan. (Tami Kwok) tgkwok ( talk)
60. Twitter Revolution: exploring the role of social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, etc., in political revolutions and the relationship between Internet industries and democracy. (Manning Zhou) Manninging (talk) 18:37, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
61. Commons-based peer production: discuss the limitations of peer production (Crystal Sun) Crystalsunn ( talk)
62. Cyberpsychology: discuss the phenomenon of psychological problem that relates to social media platform (Zhixian ren ) zhixian ren( talk)
63. Tumblr: I want to research more in depth about the various forms of advertising on Tumblr. Fjsand (talk) 22:22, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
64.Online shopping: Edit the section “fraud and security concerns” by making it more systematic and adding information leakage issues about the express company in China.YUNJING LIN (talk) 03:24, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
65. PlayStation Network : I will add a section of region restriction into the article, how this affect the performance of the Network, and how this construct the privacy of Sony. Swcwsi (talk)
66. Looking at Etsy (how it was created and has opened doors to small business owners). Lblake3 (talk) 03:55, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
67. Surfline, expanding on general information and looking how this surf report website has connected a nature/environment oriented group to the fast past world of the internet. Lblake3 (talk) 04:03, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
68. Ghost accounts, ghost users, and or ghost followers; how these things are being used in social media platforms, and social media marketing tactics.aforangeline (talk)
69. twitter and instagram the idea of these ghost followers, why they exist, how they contribute to each of these platforms. the controversy over them, and the funding of them as well. aforangeline (talk)
70. I will be using YouTube to explain how it is used as a platform for self-branding. eunjoocho (talk)
71. I will be expanding on some of the topics on the Social Media Marketing page (Robin Park) Robeenp (talk) 06:29, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
72. Pandora Internet Radio I will create an advertising page on the Pandora internet wiki page and discuss the use of it. (TatalCommGenius (talk) 07:23, 22 May 2014 (UTC)PandoraInternetRado)
73. Creating a new page to compare popular websites for the 10 most populated countries to show similarities and differences of people from across the globeTiffanymiao (talk) 07:28, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
74. Creating a new page to introduce the subreddit: WorldNews from Reddit to show how cognitive surplus is used to grow communal value (Jo han Chang) Purecussion (talk) 08:34, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
75. Looking at the effect of the rise of self branding in online dating sites such as okCupid and eHarmony and the social and ethical qualms associated with this. Snfishma (talk) 08:38, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
76. is rumored to be bought out by Google. I will address the effects, positive and negative, and the general public feedback. Shk112 (talk) 13:15, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
77. Twitter: How Promoted Accounts benefit Twitter and businesses (Yat Ning Wong) Jeanniewyn (talk) 01:11, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
78. Kakaotalk: How mobile messenger apps service people, change the way smartphones are used. Privacy settings, policies, violations. Role in other companies branding and marketing. Jiyoonan (talk) 04:01, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
79. Datacoup: A New York based start up company that seeks to empower the individual by enabling control over the content and amount of data distributed for monetization. 12528allinst (talk) 17:48, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

80. List of Nintendo Directs: I will outline the approach Japanese video game company Nintendo takes when marketing to its consumers; utilizing direct communication instead of relying on traditional media outlets and relations. Tch005 (talk) 20:21, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

81. Privacy concerns with social networking services: I will add laws, information, and statistics to the sections in potential dangers on the internet sites as well as add a new section titled surveillance. (Shannon Hayon)
82. Persian language: adding slang terms/phrases that have now become popular in Iran. Atinamvar (talk) 21:30, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
83. Palos Verdes: adding information about the nature (plants/animals), origin of peacocks there [2] Atinamvar (talk) 21:30, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
84. Creating a new page about Venmo, which is owned by the company Braintree. Atinamvar (talk) 21:30, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
85. Facebook Beacon: expanding on lawsuit and settlement regarding beacon; introducing a new section about its significance and influence on privacy issues of social media sites and Facebook in particular. (Yumeng Li) yumeng 1212 (talk) 22:21, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Timeline and Process Management[edit]

You must keep track of the following goals:

Weeks 1-4: Learning to argue in the neutral point of view[edit]

Learn how to write objective prose, characterized by lucidity, accuracy, precision, and citation of evidence. Objectivity here is a style rather than the absence of "bias" or subjective perspective. However, it is the currency of Wikipedia and a crucial skill to master more broadly. Your midterm will emphasize this.

Week 5: Editing basics[edit]

  • Start the online student orientation. During this training, you will create an account, make edits in a sandbox, and learn the basic rules of Wikipedia.
  • Create a Wikipedia user ID.
  • List your account on this course page by clicking the green "Enroll" button at the top of this page.
  • (Optional) Get in co-work groups. These groups can be 3-5 people and should be where you go first for help figuring out how to do your edits and your research.
  • All students have Wikipedia user accounts and are listed on the course page.

Week 6-7: Learning from the midterm and Surveying Topics[edit]

  • Review feedback and performance on the midterm. Reflect on lessons learned.
  • Make a survey of topics you believe can be improved and that you are interested in. Consider the political economy and culture of the internet industries as a way of finding issues likely to be underdocumented. Document the topic ideas on the course page and sign (use four tilde(~) to generate your wiki signature).
  • Critically evaluate an existing Wikipedia article you're interested in editing, and leave suggestions for improving it on the article’s talk page. This will let you feel out how editors watching the article will react to your edit; it also gives editors a heads up. Teaching staff will check in on your 'contribution' pages to follow the work you're doing.

Week 8: Start writing[edit]

  • Compose a total of 300 words in your Wikipedia sandbox.
  • Make edits in 1 or 2 pages and observe the life on an edit on Wikipedia. The idea here is to test the waters with small, increasingly substantive changes. This will help you get accustomed to Wikipedia both technically and socially. It will also help ever-vigilant Wikipedia editors to get used to you. Did you get peer-reviewed, removed, criticized, flagged for improvement? Respond to criticism constructively and don't take it personally. Wikipedia editors can be cranky, and they're responding to the sentences, not to you. Learn from responses and modify your techniques.
  • Collect in your sandbox links to useful pages in this learning process.
  • May 22: Submit your drafted contribution to PeerStudio by 10am. We will peer review one another's drafts in class.

Week 9: Assess and improve your contributions to the site[edit]

  • Re/write sections.
  • Work on getting your successful addition to Wikipedia to 500 words.

Week 10: Finalize edits and citations[edit]

  • Make sure formatting, grammar, and spelling is excellent.
  • Write a reflective essay (500 words) on the challenges, pleasures, and lessons of your Wikipedia editing experience. 500 words is not a lot of space, but you'll be graded on the depth and specificity of your reflections. Prioritize points that are most important and make them concisely.

Finals week: Due date June 11th 11:30am[edit]

You made it! June 11 11:30am -- Your final Wikipedia projects and reflections essays are due on TurnItIn and also on paper (double spaced, stapled) in the Comm main office box. Make sure to include your name and your Wikipedia username.

(Click to return to your main course page and continue.)