The Wikipedia Digest

Project page on en: - currently at en:Digest.

Concept: a collection of ultra-brief summaries of periodic content (journals, periodicals, mailing lists, blogs, other feeds), with links back to the source and to relevant WP/WM articles.

  • A group of active users who note which regular feeds they read
  • A list of periodical editions and day's-worth of feeds
    • A way of marking a particular periodical / feed-chunk as Summarised.
  • A standard format for such summaries: publication-date, summary-date, summary-user, original-link, topics.
    • Views by topic / category into which such summaries are placed.
    • Eventually, this 'standard format' will be stored properly in a db, not just as a blob of wiki text, and the views can be autogenerated rather than cut-and-pasted by hand (which makes multiple categorizations hard).
  • RSS feeds of all summaries, or by topic, promoted for thrid-party use.
  • Support RSS feeds from CC-by-attrib/GFDL blogs, for contributors who already do this in other areas of their lives but would be happy to have a wider audience.


ImplementationEdit

This concept has been implemented at WikiSummaries.org. WikiSummaries is released under the GNU FDL, so its content is compatible with Wikipedia.

Periodic publicationsEdit

Please add your username next to periodicals which you regularly read, whether on or offline.

DailiesEdit

  1. NYT - +sj+, Danny, jt, Neutrality
  2. WSJ -
  3. FT -
  4. London Times -
  5. The Times of India - Hemanshu
  6. Indian Express - Hemanshu

Magazines/WeekliesEdit

  1. WIRED - +sj+
  2. Economist - +sj+, jt
  3. Time - Neutrality
  4. Newsweek - Neutrality
  5. People -
  6. Consumer Report -
  7. Utne Reader -
  8. The Onion - Neutrality
  9. Mother Jones - Danny
  10. Commanality - +sj+
  11. India Today - Hemanshu
  12. National Geographic – Minh Nguyễn

Quarterlies/Yearlies/OtherEdit

  1. Content Mag(Q'ly, NYC) -
  2. Spinks's Grammar Quarterly - +sj+
  3. Musashi's Five-Ring Epicycle -

JournalsEdit

  1. Physics
    • Physics Review (specify) -
  2. Law
    • Yale Law Review -
    • Harvard Law Review -
  3. Economics
    • American Economic Review - jt
    • Journal of Economic Perspectives - jt
    • Journal of Economic Literature - jt
    • Quarterly Journal of Economics - jt
    • Econometrica - jt
    • Journal of Political Economy - jt

Continuous feedsEdit

WebsitesEdit

  1. Slashdot -
  2. Kuro5hin -
  3. Salon - jt
  4. Lawmeme -
  5. BBC - jt
  6. Arts and Letters Daily
  7. Science Daily?
  8. Wired News – Minh Nguyễn

Raw aggregatorsEdit

  1. Google News -
  2. Feedster -

Blog feeds suitable for auto-inclusionEdit

  • Any similar-format CC-by-attrib|GFDL blog?
  • Any info-dense CCbA blog?
  • A special feed acquired from individuals, such as blood, r'wisdom, etc?
  • A special feed from organized communities, such as plastic?

Sample entryEdit

See the current en:Wikipedia Digest for an example.