Why WordPress

Introducing Powell 4.2

Ten Good Years – May 31, 2013
by Matt Mullenweg

It’s been ten years since we started this thing, and what a long way we’ve come. From a discussion between myself and Mike Little about forking our favorite blogging software, to powering 18% of the web. It’s been a crazy, exciting, journey, and one that won’t stop any time soon.

WordPress is the most widely used blogging platform, deployed for almost half the world’s blogs.

WordPress is a good open source technology to create and demonstrate how a Communication Centre can work. More robust technology and more creative design may creates more functionality as Communication Centres develop. Quantumideas.com will provide a manual to assist in providing a consistent and familiar experience for audiences as they move from one communication centre to another and a place where people can contribute ideas and suggestions, engage in conversations, and get and contribute help to solve problems.

which is really easy to add more content to and make changes
gives regular people the independence and creative freedom to manage their content themselves.

Different themes and functionality

Easy on users

Link to the content or copy the content as a learning resource and connect to source or copy the content for distribution to the community of interest

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Makes access and contribution to the network accessible and possible for everyone
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For creating connections within and between communities of interest
Accessible for everyone
Independence and creative freedom
The communication centre is the tool of creative enterprise
Wordpress as the software to build on

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Wordpress allows everyone to participate. Organize your contributions as information, ideas, opportunities, observations, connections, and possibilities, – and connect to the communities of interest you are part of and would like to contribute to.

Partners in creative community enterprise are Wikimedia and WordPress and other creative community enterprises

Matt Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg is the founding developer of WordPress and the founder of Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com.

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WordPress Showcase Sites

Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre

Why it’s in the Showcase: The Vancouver Contention Centre’s official website is well designed, easy to navigate, and rich in useful content. It is a great use of WordPress as a content management system.
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Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre

Mozilla

News, notes and ramblings from the Mozilla project – The Mozilla project is a global community of people who believe that openness, innovation, and opportunity are key to the continued health of the Internet. Since 1998, we’ve worked to ensure that the Internet is developed in a way that benefits everyone.
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Mozilla

China Journal

The Wall Street Journal’s China Journal tracks the changes taking place in the world’s most populous country, drawing on the insights of the Journal’s award-winning team of nearly 20 journalists covering China to explain developments in the country’s business world, economy, and culture.
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Wall Street Journal – China Real Time Report

Wall Street Journal Law and Business

WSJ.com on law and business and the business of law.
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Wall Street Journal Law and Business

ZDNet

Tech news and analysis, a look at hot products, and interviews with business decision makers.
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ZDNet

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries

The MIT Libraries in the 21st Century
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries – Reinventing the Research Library – Film
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News from the libraries at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

MacLean’s Magazine

Maclean’s is Canada’s only national weekly current affairs magazine. Maclean’s enlightens, engages and entertains 2.8 million readers with strong investigative reporting and exclusive stories from leading journalists in the fields of international affairs, social issues, national politics, business and culture.
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MacLean’s Magazine

Larry King Live

CNN’s longest-running interview program now has its own blog! It’s your chance to be a part of Larry King Live! We want to hear from you during our show. What do you think about what’s being said right now? You can chat, ask questions, interact with guests, producers, even Larry! And who knows, your thoughts might even end up in the broadcast.
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Larry King Live

University of British Columbia – e- Learning Initiative

UBC Blogs is an e-Learning initiative being spearheaded by the Office of Learning Technology at The University Of British Columbia.
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University of British Columbia – e-Learning Initiative

Cornell University Department of Music

The Department of Music at Cornell provides opportunities for the study and performance of music under the guidance of a distinguished faculty, as part of an education at a great university.
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Cornell University Department of Music

University of Calgary

A publishing platform for the academic community of the University of Calgary.
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University of Calgary

University of Berlin

Universities and other educational institutions do not live as a wide variety of international contacts with other universities and organizations, research and teaching crucial momentum. Blogs offer in this context a contemporary way, and scientific contacts at the individual level to maintain, intensify and expand.
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University of Berlin

Harvard Law School

Weblogs at Harvard Law is provided by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School as a free service to the Harvard community. Anyone with an email address at harvard.edu, radcliffe.edu, or hbs.edu can sign up instantly and be blogging in minutes.
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Harvard Law School

The New York Times

Why it’s in the Showcase: The New York Times is one of the nation’s largest and most respected newspapers and its blogs are both well-written and popular. The more than 60 blogs at The New York Times cover everything imaginable, ranging from arts to economics.
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The New York Times

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