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== Big Picture ==
 
== Big Picture ==
Political and social power is not simply the birthright of the wealthy, famous or politically connected. It is potentially the province of a conscious, alert and informed citizenry able to collectively harness an understanding of where they and their communities fit into the larger world. <ref>[Loosely paraphrasing King's ''Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos Or Community?'' | Bottom of page 165.]</ref>
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Political and social power is not simply the birthright of the wealthy, famous or politically connected. It is potentially the province of a conscious, alert and informed citizenry able to collectively harness an understanding of where they and their communities fit within the larger world. Collaborative information-sharing and knowledge-building technologies like wikis and other social media are tools regular people can use to wield significant power. Civic wikis, like PortlandWiki, offer a unique focal point where ordinary people can organize planned, deliberate campaigns to take control of their communities for the benefit of the people who live there.<ref>Loosely paraphrasing King's [http://books.google.com/books?id=ky323HwHxXMC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Where+Do+We+Go+From+Here:+Chaos+Or+Community?&source=bl&ots=lukkmIu8bg&sig=1sxFMvNAs3tson4ZrO6-3VPAoQI&hl=en&ei=ltldTaf9AovksQPtt6XPCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=11&ved=0CGYQ6AEwCg#v=onepage&q&f=false ''Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos Or Community?''] | Bottom of page 165.</ref>
  
 
Frequently conversations at our [[PortlandWiki:Monday Meets|Monday Meets]] or [[WikiWednesday]] meetups will gravitate towards weightier subjects. Not in the "a moment on the lips, an eternity on the hips"<ref>[http://www.polyvore.com/moment_on_lips_an_eternity/set?id=16500672 Polyvore: A moment on the lips, an eternity on the hips.]</ref> sense, but more like a "wow, like that's totally ''deep''"<ref>[http://pitchblackgold.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/some-wow-thats-deep-questions/ Some “Wow! That’s Deep” Questions]</ref><ref>[http://ilike.myspacecdn.com/play#Parliament:Deep:650093:m732797 "Deep" | Parliament | ''Motor-Booty Affair'']</ref> sense. One theme we hope weaves its way throughout our Barnraising event is the "what's our motivation?" question. What's ''your'' motivation? Why PortlandWiki? What are some of the possibilities that can emerge? What are your thoughts and ideas? How can PortlandWiki contribute to the entire Portland community?
 
Frequently conversations at our [[PortlandWiki:Monday Meets|Monday Meets]] or [[WikiWednesday]] meetups will gravitate towards weightier subjects. Not in the "a moment on the lips, an eternity on the hips"<ref>[http://www.polyvore.com/moment_on_lips_an_eternity/set?id=16500672 Polyvore: A moment on the lips, an eternity on the hips.]</ref> sense, but more like a "wow, like that's totally ''deep''"<ref>[http://pitchblackgold.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/some-wow-thats-deep-questions/ Some “Wow! That’s Deep” Questions]</ref><ref>[http://ilike.myspacecdn.com/play#Parliament:Deep:650093:m732797 "Deep" | Parliament | ''Motor-Booty Affair'']</ref> sense. One theme we hope weaves its way throughout our Barnraising event is the "what's our motivation?" question. What's ''your'' motivation? Why PortlandWiki? What are some of the possibilities that can emerge? What are your thoughts and ideas? How can PortlandWiki contribute to the entire Portland community?

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