Wikipedia Meetup – Bangalore

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Using Twitter to get information
I was very new to twitter and searching for some information during my free time. I was just 2 months old in Bangalore and wanted to explore the city and take part in some activities. While going through #Bangalore hash tag, I got to know about Wikipedia meetup going to be organized on July 5,2009. Although, my association with Wikipedia was very limited with few editing works and nothing much in writing, I decided to know more about the way Wikipedia is working. It was also an opportunity to know more about the people who are working behind the scenes this largest internet based encyclopedia.

Photo credit: Tinu Cherian Abraham

Photo credit: Tinu Cherian Abraham

Meeting
It was organized by Tinu Cherian, one of the active contributor of Wikipedia’s from Bangalore. Range of issues were discussed including promoting wikipedia in Indian languages, issues faced by members in updating their content in terms of referencing them. More can be read in this short report by Arun Ram (one of the participants) here.

Read more:
Wikipedia Signup Page- Meetup Bangalore July 2009

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