Hitchwiki:OuiShare Fest Award
- Collaborative Consumption
- Open Knowledge
Please explain shortly how the initiative meets at least two of the OuiShare Awards selection criteria: 1. Community Power, 2. Commons, 3. Social Impact, 4. Business Model, 5. Replicability *
- Hitchwiki is created by hitchhikers across the world, no one was paid. It's enabling hitchhikers to move around much easier thanks to knowledge.
- Hitchwiki has over 3000 pages in English, and there are other languages as well. It's all licensed under the CC-BY-SA creative commons license. Software has been developed that is available under free software licenses, http://github.com/hitchwiki
- Hitchhiking is a great way to create social connections.
- Hitchwiki is a no budget project. The minimal costs (domain name and server) are covered by myself and friends.
- We've also started Trashwiki.org in 2008, for dumpster diving, and Nomadwiki.org in 2013, for low budget travel.
"As promised, you are invited to the OuiShare Fest in Paris (http://ouisharefest.com/) to present your project on the main stage and obtain even more votes. This is crucial since offline votes collected at the Fest will play an even more important role in the final outcome of the Awards: online votes will count for 1/3, the offline ones for the 2/3 of the overall results."
To do: Video
"Now you need to prepare a short video (1 minute maximum) explaining your initiative in order to take part of the final. So please upload your video on Youtube and copy the link in the form on the bottom of the OuiShare Awards website by Sunday 20th April http://awards.ouisharefest.com/"
Done! See it here
- 1) hitchhiking is a great way to travel, but sometimes it can be tough
- 2) Finding the right road and getting to the outskirts of a new city can sometimes be a problem
- 3) We believe that hitchhiking is a great way to travel and that it should be possible for everyone
- 4) that's why we invented Hitchwiki
- 5) Hitchwiki is a free and open source project that collects and organises hitchhikers knowledge
- 6) With over 3000 pages in English, it's easier to find information about your location including good hitchiking spots, local tips and more.
- 7)testimonials & interview
- 8) Hitchwiki: A Peer-to-peer knowledge base for peer-to-peer travel
- 1. TEXT: Trust between strangers?
- 2. TEXT: Truly in the core of Free & Sharing economics.
- 3. TEXT: Hitchhiking is a great way to get around. You get to know people, it’s fun and it’s free. …and there is a website for it!
- 4. VIDEO: 5-10sec Why is Hitchwiki so awesome?
- 5. VIDEO: 5-10sec Why is Hitchwiki so awesome?
- 6. VIDEO: Kasper 10sec, why we started Hitchwiki?
- 7. TEXT: Hitchwiki - Created by hitchhikers across the world, no one was paid.
- 8. TEXT: Our community even started its own festival!
- 9. VIDEO 13sec Kasper telling About Hitchgathering
- 10. Hitchwiki logo + url
- 1. Trusting strangers, meeting incredible people. Travelling with no money. Having fun. That’s hitchhiking!
- 2. But sometimes finding the right road is hard. Where do you start? What if you’re in the middle of Paris?
- 3. That's why we invented Hitchwiki – for sharing the knowledge. For making it possible to everyone!
- 4. With over 3000 pages in English, 300 in French and other languages…you’ll know how to reach the hitching spot and local tips already before you go hitching!
- 5. Then you’re home, dusty and tired, and share your hitch knowledge on Hitchwiki!
- 6. And it’s not only online community. Here comes the summer and you meet them in the Hitchgathering!
- 7. Video. Kasper telling About Hitchgathering
- 1. Trusting strangers, meeting incredible people. Traveling with no money. Having fun. That’s hitchhiking!
- 2. But sometimes it’s tough. Where do you start? What if you’re in the middle of Paris?
- 3. Hitchwiki has all the knowledge you need, entirely written by the community. Free and open source.
- 4. VIDEO: (Kasper) Hitchwiki was started 2006 by me and some other hitchhikers, because we needed a place where to keep information about good hitchhiking spots and tips about hitchhiking in other countries like china or any other country.
- 5. ?
- x. Logo + url
- Don't spend too much time on this (if you enjoy it, spend all the time of the world, but remember it's not super duper important :)
- Ideally it's also a good clip for non OuiShare purposes
- Would be good to mention other languages (especially French) somewhere as it will be in Paris, the centre of the monde ;)
Stuff to say
Hitchhiking is a great way to get around. You get to know people, it's fun and it's free.
Hitchwiki is created by hitchhikers across the world, no one was paid. It's enabling hitchhikers to move around much easier through precise information about spots, general tips and tips about countries.
Hitchwiki has over 3000 pages in English, over 1200 in German and almost 300 in French. It's all licensed under the free CC-BY-SA license. We're using existing free software where possible (the same as Wikipedia) and original software has been developed which is all available under free software licenses.
Hitchwiki is a no budget project. The minimal costs (domain name and server) are covered by myself and friends.
We've also started Trashwiki.org in 2008, for dumpster diving, and Nomadwiki.org in 2013, for low budget travel. And since 2008 there have been yearly Hitchgatherings, where 100s of hitchhikers get together in dreamy locations.
Short ~5-10sec videos:
"Hitchwiki is awesome because you find out where to start hitchhiking from big cities."
"All Hitchhiking related knowledge is saved for other Hitchhikers to read."
"It's so cool when you realize you are not the only one!"
"It really opens the world!"
"Hitchhiking is trust between strangers."