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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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@PeteForsyth — 5,067 followers, 8,654 tweets

Nov 07, 2017

RT @samstein: An ex-Trump aide has engaged in a semi-stealth Wikipedia editing campaign to scrub Russia from his bio  https://www.thedailybeast.com/ex-trump-aide-frantically-scrambles-to-scrub-russia-from-bio  By @lachlan

Oct 16, 2017

@mdseely Could you follow me so I can DM you, or DM me your email address?

Sep 07, 2017

@Joe_Cortright @andersem But, decades of planning went into that and it rerouted traffic, which I suppose is more than mere expansion

Sep 07, 2017

@Joe_Cortright @andersem Good point, but "never" is a big word...the Big Dig, for all it's problems, made Boston traffic much more navigable

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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.