Making a contriubution to a community based UGC platform.

After our lecture on participatory culture we were asked to make a contribution to a community based UGC platform and were given a few examples that ranged from adding photo’s and videos to wikimedia, adding recipes to wikibooks and so on.

I chose to add some detail to Openstreet (www.Openstreetmap.org) which is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world that users can log onto and edit accordingly. This also allows users to access a free map of the world as well as avoid expensive technologies and softwares.

After signing up to OpenStreetMap i decided to add the new Penguin enclosure they are building on Bournemouth beach behind the Oceanarium as it had not yet been added, I liked using OpenStreet as it gives the user a lot more responsibility and freedom and gives users the chance to add details ever so small for example the likes of a ‘tree’.

Screen Shot 2015-03-09 at 15.13.49

(www.openstreetmap.org)

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