Wiki FM

I’ve been using Wiki FM lately, a simple mashup of and Wikipedia. (Thanks goes to Florence Devouard, who pointed this site out on the English Wikipedia mailing list.)

In addition to discovering new music (and rediscovering music I haven’t listened to in a long time), I’ve been filling in gaps in Wikipedia’s music photography. There are many band and musician articles that either don’t have photos or are using non-free promo shots, while Flickr has freely-licensed photos that could be used. And for many others, there are fan-made photos that Flickrites would release under a free license if asked. It’s a nice way to work on some of Wikipedia’s image problems without it feeling like drudge work.