Suggestions and ideas for the Mass Networking Wiki upgrade.

New features by default in the new version Edit

Upgrading Mediawiki will provide new features to enhance our Mass Networking Wiki. The biggest advantage is that there's many useful extensions for the latest version.

Change the configuration to:

  • Allow users to receive an e-mail whenever a watched page is changed
  • Allow users to receive an e-mail whenever their talk page is changed

New features implemented through extensions Edit

Here are some proposals that were tested in Mediawiki 1.15.1. Ask me (Osvaldo) if you need a bundle with all the required extensions. I just have to create a zip from one of my websites.

Inserting RSS feeds in pages Edit

Mediawiki RSS

Twitter search as an RSS feed in a Mediawiki page

Insert in our wiki lists of links that point too:

  • Last items from Greenpeace websites (news, blogs, podcasts...)
  • Last headlines from Google News searches
  • Blog searches
  • Twitter searches
  • Twitter accounts
  • Blogs
  • Flicker accounts, groups, searches
  • Any Friendfeed content (Content from almost any social network)
  • Shared items in Google Reader
  • ...

Extension: RSS

A good tool bar Edit

Mediawiki wikied

Editing window with extra toolbar

When you are editing an article, you can optionally have a complete toolbar. It helps users that are not familiar with Mediawiki syntax.

Extension: Gadgets and wikiEd gadget.

Graphics Edit

Mediawiki line
Mediawiki web

It will be possible to generate graphics trough Mediawiki:

  • Bar
  • Line
  • Pie
  • Scatter
  • Radar
  • Bubble

Extension: pchart4mw

Collaborative maps Edit

Mediawiki map

A collaborative Google Map

It will be possible to insert maps on pages and people can collaborate on them.

Extension: Google Maps

Inserting videos on pages Edit

Mediawiki video

Youtube video in a Mediawiki page

It will be possible to insert videos from Youtube and many other video sites.

Widgets Edit

The widgets extension will allow you to add the MN pages many widgets. Administrators can choose which widgets to add. Security and functionality should be considered before adding the possibility to use a new widget. It's also possible to build new widgets easily.

Other examples:

  • All Google Gadgets
  • Google Books
  • Picasa photo album widget
  • All Widgetbox
  • Flickr Search widget
  • widgets:
  • LinkedIn profile and company
  • SlideShare slideshow
  • Scribd
  • Wikipedia article embedding widget

Dynamic page lists Edit

It allows you to insert in the MNW pages scripts that generate lists of other pages. Useful to organize the wiki.

Semantic MediaWiki extensions Edit

A bundle of cool extensions which make the wiki work more like a database engine. See

LDAP integration Edit

No more special logins. And no more timing out of login sessions after 30 minutes or so aaaaaargh! :-)

Redesign Edit

  • Redesign of the main page (Done)
  • Redesign of the Mass Networking category (Done)

Timeline Edit