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Wikifying Radio 3 by Mind Map: Wikifying Radio 3
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Wikifying Radio 3

Radio 3

Flies under the corporate radar at CBC

"Area 51" for CBC

21,800 artists






Fed by a user generated community of artists

100,000 registered users who listen to the tracks

Small staff

.NET infrastructure


A corporate titanic

There is a desire to have a Canadian voice online

Don't want Canadian content to fall into the backwaters of the internet

Canadian Music Wiki

Amanda Ash's role

Researched tools and technologies for the project, Usability

Documented the project through UBC


ScrewTurn Wiki

The wiki itself

Looks sorta like Mediawiki

What they learned

Tap collective intelligence of the audience, Produces stuff that otherwise couldn't be produced, Radio 3 has a staff of 20. No way they could have made this on their own

CBC can be a facilitator of cotnent instead of a creator

Editorial balance

Tricky problem

Goal is to minimize defamation and copyright infringement

Radio 3 community already has devoted power users who will hopefully become power moderators


Open collaborative technology is in line with Radio 3's values

In line with the ethos of independent artists

Open/Creative hub

Music should be more social

CBC has a mandate to promote Canadian content. This works nicely with the wiki (which is 100% Canadian content)



Collaboration between CBC and Universities, UBC Journalism

Teaching Hospital model of public education, Students get practical experience while under the supervision of experienced journalists

How they got it done

They were located at the edges of the organization

Music has a more positive community than something controversial, Referenced the LA times bad experiences with Wikitorial