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October 12, 2008

Late Night With Jan Harayda – Video on All Wikipedia Pages Next Year?

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More notes from WordPress’s Oct. 5 New York WordCamp 2008 …

After lunch we heard an interesting talk by Shay David, co-founder of Kaltura, the first free open-source platform for video creation. David said that Kaltura has joined forces with Wikipedia and that, next year, we’ll see video on every Wikipedia page. Kaltura had announced the partnership with Wikipedia in January, and Craig Rubens reported then on NewTeeVee:

“Following Wikipedia’s original idea of having the world co-edit the most comprehensive encyclopedia, Kaltura will move those textually two-dimensional pages into the video-enhanced age of rich social media. In other words, the wisdom of the masses just got a webcam and everyone gets final cut”

Rubens added that you’ll be able to contribute to Wikipedia by clicking on “edit this video” or “add to this video,” and nothing in David’s WordCamp speech contradicted this earlier report. You can download Kaltura for free now

Kaltura is also working with the New York Public Library to make available the library’s database of more than 600,000 historical images

© 2008 Janice Harayda. All rights reserved.


  1. I guess this will be called “progress.” Maybe it will be. But, like many news sites, perhaps it will cause the site to load more slowly. As a “print person” I can still read the lead of a news story on line much faster than waiting for the video clip to appear.

    We shall see how the wiki world functions…


    Comment by knightofswords — October 15, 2008 @ 10:55 am | Reply

  2. Good point. I never thought about the slow-loading aspect.

    Comment by 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom — October 15, 2008 @ 4:54 pm | Reply

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