Daily Archives: May 24, 2023

Wikipedia Process Journal

Day 1

The creation of my Wikipedia account happened at home. Due to the IP address being blocked at Baruch, it was impossible to create an account on campus. It was very interesting to see that anyone can access and edit something just by creating an account.

Day 2

I completed the “Wikipedia Adventure” game which was confusing at first but after a while I was able to figure it out. I was a bit confused as to why I had to complete the game but I still did it. I searched for some videos on Youtube to find videos explaining how to edit articles. 

Day 3

I found my woman in red. I chose Ieshia Evans who was a Black Lives Matter activist back in 2016. I only found a couple of website articles that mentioned her name and the rest were just some photos she was in. I remember hearing about her back in 2020 when the Black Lives Matter movement was heightened.

Day 4

I did some research comparing how women are written on Wikipedia vs how men are written on Wikipedia. The first thing I noticed was the difference in the photos they used. Male celebrity photos like Harry Styles are of them performing, and being active in their passion. Female celebrity photos like Cardi B do not seem professional at all and are seemingly screenshots from videos, not showing their passions at all.

Day 5

I wrote a brief biography about Ieshia Evans. It was really interesting researching her life and what she did outside of being an activist for the Black Lives Matter movement. However, I was a bit confused about how to post the biography on Wikipedia. I also was on the website to look up examples of when women were being affected by the patriarchy.

Day 6

I started to work on my argumentative essay. I’m really excited to add my thoughts and opinions on the feminist theory and talk about my woman in red.

Day 7

I was still continuing to finish my paper. I also was in the process of trying to upload my Wikipedia article. I never realized how interesting it is to write an argumentative essay!

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