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Pete Forsyth

Portland, Oregon
Principal, Wiki Strategies and Editor-in-Chief — The Signpost
Covers:  Wikipedia, online collaboration, open education, open access

Wikipedia expert. Principal, @WikiStrategies. Instructor, Writing Wikipedia Articles online course; see @WikiOpen. Editor in Chief, @WikiSignpost. #WIKISOO

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Pete Forsyth is a Wikipedia expert, adept in the collaborative processes that have produced the world's most extensive and most widely read body of knowledge. He is Editor in Chief of the Signpost, a community newspaper covering Wikipedia and the Wikimedia movement. He is a Senior Editor on the E...

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Glenn Simpson's House Intelligence interview testimony, transcribed onto one web page:  https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/House_Intelligence_Committee_Interview_of_Glenn_Simpson  #FusionGPS For your easy reading pleasure, your text search convenience, and your machine translation or textual analysis... enjoy, from the volunteers at @wikisource!
12. Suppose a Russian citizen, or Russian-American, maybe in possession of evidence, wanted to review or search the Glenn Simpson/#FusionGPS testimony in their native tongue. Couldn't do that with the gov-supplied PDF, but could easily use the @wikisource_en version.
11. One more thing: If/when government & institutions release docs in OPEN FORMATS (plain text, ODF...), citizens will be FAR better informed, and LOTS of redundant work will be saved. The transcript was typed once...but now has to be transcribed. (facepalm)
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Have you ever used a typewriter?

I love a good, basic electric typewriter. Can't be beat for focus. Haven't had one for a while, though.

How is social media changing news?

Good question, but I'm more interested in how Wikipedia is changing news - and how it's upholding the values of traditional journalism.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Danny Concannon. Relentless.