Welcome to Wednesday Sep 4 #Checkin!
Still at university, I met representatives of a large publishing house. Back then, an encyclopedia like the German Brockhaus was something you also
bought for interior design reasons (30 volumes! 24k pages! Your living room will radiate with knowledge!), and this was put forward in the discussion as the reason why the product would continue be strong on the market. Only competitor they took serioulsy was the Encyclopædia Britannica. We students had already understood that online is the next big thing
, as it implied access to everything knowledge, and were throwing provocative theses at them. This was in 1999, and the publishers in the discussion of course showed no doubt we must be wrong. chuckles
Twenty years on, Wikipedia dominates the market, is free to access, has been ranking high in web traffic statistics and still is open for everyone to participate. (Never did? Here's how
, pick your language.) When did you learn about wikipedia? Do you edit articles, or did you? Is using wikipedia working for you as it did? Isn't it just crazy the thing works at all
If contributing to the sum of all knowledge hasn't been on your radar yet, maybe indulde in today's "eat an extra dessert day"! (Or order your regular iced or hot drink at the bar, caffeine or not.)
It’s a longstanding daily tradition started by Lawrence (LD) Williams on g+. Peeps throughout the world check in to mingle. It’s what folks do around a water cooler, on a front porch or at a cafe-bar, but online. If pressed for time, wave (like) as you run/fly/swim by.
is a daily post-thread where regulars and visitors alike come to chat, as the sun travels through all time zones.
? Think of CheckIn as your virtual local corner establishment where you may know, and get to know, many of the regulars. I’m @Carsten Raddatz (劉愷恩), this week’s moderator at the #Checkin
Pluspora CheckIn was initially set up by Su Ann Lim with LD Williams’s help. Starting August 2019, Pluspora #CheckIn
is now hosted by a round robin team:
@Carsten Raddatz (劉愷恩) (Germany, GMT+2)
@Cass M (Canada, GMT-6)
@Nathan Weaver (USA, GMT-5)
@Su Ann Lim (Canada, GMT-7)
How to get included in the daily #CheckIn
invitation? Just jump in and comment/like.
How to get uninvited? Let us know via comment or direct message.
To continue to get notifications regardless of rotation, please follow all the current team members. If by any chance you do not see the day’s #CheckIn
post in your notifications/stream, just search #CheckIn
for the day’s new post.
Coffee and sweets checkin picture made with a just about ok smartphone camera.
Thanks to @Dave Sutton for creating the 3D Pluspora Checkin GIF, and for the use of it. ❤️