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FoundSF
"FoundSF is a wiki that invites history buffs, community leaders, and San Francisco citizens of all kinds to share their unique stories, images, and videos from past and present. There are over 1,250 articles here presenting primary sources, essays, and images from history... and we hope you'll add to it to help it grow!

How can I access the articles here?

There are four ways to explore the articles in FoundSF. You can use the search bar at the right to look for terms of interest, click on the "Random Page" link at right to jump to a surprise article, check out the Categories to search by topic, or explore the themed collections featuring grouped articles of interest.

The Categories allow you to browse articles by:

Decade
Theme
Population/People
Neighborhood/Geography
Is the information on FoundSF neutral and balanced?

No. Unlike Wikipedia, FoundSF does not have a mission to present a "neutral point of view." Instead, we are focused on presenting real artifacts of history, and some of the best of these are highly biased and provocative. For example, Mark Twain's searing satire of General Funston is a unique, provocative, and highly opinionated piece of history.

So how can I tell what to believe about the information on this site?

Each article on FoundSF is labeled at the top as an historical essay, primary source, "I was there" account, or unfinished history. The primary sources and "I was there" accounts are authentic pieces of history. The historical essays usually have citations and always are signed by the original author. "Unfinished history" pieces are collaborative projects of the community and are still taking shape, a process you are invited to contribute to!

Can I contribute my own stories and edit the articles here?

Absolutely! You can edit any article labeled unfinished history, or create your own following these steps.

If you would like to contribute a primary source or "I was there" account, your article will represent your experience alone and you will be responsible for verifying its authenticity. Please email us to discuss if your work is appropriate to be included as a primary source.

Who owns the content on FoundSF?

FoundSF uses a Creative Commons license (attribution, non-commercial, share alike). For more information on what this means, check out the full license here.

Who manages FoundSF?

FoundSF is part of Shaping San Francisco, a project of Independent Arts & Media. You can reach us with your comments on this project, questions about San Francisco history, or suggestions for improvements by emailing us. We'd love to hear from you.

Found San Francisco, on its initial public release, is the latest incarnation of Shaping San Francisco, begun in 1997 originally as a Windows-based multimedia excavation of the lost history of the city. This is the fifth iteration of the project, and has been produced in collaboration with the forthcoming San Francisco Museum and Historical Society's Museum at the Old Mint.

Found San Francisco is a living archive of the city providing people with access to its lost history. Hundreds of people have contributed stories, photos, video oral histories, and more. Through our unique approach to community history, we developed strong content on labor, ecology, transit, and dissent and how they have changed the landscape of San Francisco since the 1850s. Our project shows that history is much more than Richter scales and gold rushes.

We seek to demonstrate and reinforce the simple observation that History is a Creative Act in the Present! By this we mean that the meaning and understanding of the past is always an intellectual and social process carried out in our own time. Given the many so-called "history wars" that have beset U.S. culture in the past decades, and the frequency with which our understanding of our shared history is revised, we think it vital to invite as many people as possible into the process of literally making history. Our long-term goal is to facilitate the discovery, presentation, preservation of, and access to local history, incorporating the past into a rapidly changing future.

We look forward to your contributions to this evolving collection. You can go to our help screen and see our guidelines and learn how to use the system. If you've ever edited on Wikipedia, you'll find this quite familiar. If not, you will find it relatively easy to learn. If you would like to schedule a workshop for your community group, your classroom, or even just yourself and a few friends, please contact us."
bayarea  california  history  sanfrancisco  classideas  wiki  population  geography  neighborhoods  creativecommons  video  orlhistory 
december 2017 by robertogreco
OpenFarm: Learn to Grow Anything by Rory Landon Aronson — Kickstarter
"The Problem

When searching for plant growing advice, it is common to run into the following situations:

• Advice is overly generic
• Advice is not structured, written, nor formatted well
• Advice is very specific, but not relevant to you or your garden
• There is no way to discuss or contribute new advice

The OpenFarm Solution

OpenFarm is a free and open database for farming and gardening knowledge. Similar to Wikipedia, the data is free for everyone to access and anyone can contribute content. Because people grow plants differently based on environmental conditions and growing practices, OpenFarm provides a framework for everyone to share their story, and for learners to find the best, most relevant content.

OpenFarm Growing Guides are structured stories for growing a specific plant with particular practices and environmental conditions. Below, is a mockup example of Nancy's Guide for growing Heirloom Tomatoes with organic practices, in a greenhouse. Below the image are descriptions for each of the sections of the guide."
wiki  gardening  farming  howto  tutorials  agriculture 
august 2014 by robertogreco
Main Page - Educate
"[M]ost of the people in Silicon Valley who are starting ed-tech companies (or funding them) don't actually know much about teaching and learning. The goal of this project is to fix that by producing a short guide to the core concepts that someone really must be familiar with to take part in a grown-up conversation about education and technology…someone who has read this guide should have a comprehensive (albeit shallow) knowledge of the educational landscape---there shouldn't be any glaring "unknown unknowns" in their understanding of the subject.

Our target is 50 topics of 1000 words each…possible to read the whole guide on a flight from NY to SF…

…we want to cover five areas:
* education in general
* educational technology
* computing education
* real-world constraints on large-scale change
* illustrative examples

Our prototypical reader is Tim, a 30-year-old programmer in Silicon Valley. He has a degree in Comp Sci from Euphoric State University, has been working for a tech…"
books  technology  computers  computing  collaboration  wiki  2012  theory  learning  amybrown  audreywatters  gregwilson  education  edtech 
august 2012 by robertogreco
Hackbus
"This site is a community tool for the evergrowing armada of hackbusses.<br />
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We need a root movement of doing strange things with hardware which was not intended (aka "hacking") because only when we use things in ways other than they were planned can something new arise.<br />
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Hackbusses (or mobile hacklabs or hack vehicles) are a low-threshold way of bringing the culture of hacking to the people. They are migratory learning and teaching units, taking the talented hackers and their ideas out of middle-class urban centers and bringing them to people who might not otherwise be aware of the possibilities available to them! Let's have a good time n tha hood! And let's drive to the villages!<br />
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We follow a long tradition of this nomadic approach to bring self-empowerment to the people. These units can be everywhere. And they should be everywhere. Start one yourself!"<br />
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[See also: http://www.hackbus.at/ ]
hacking  diy  community  wiki  howto  hackbus  via:cervus  sidestreetprojects  hacklabs  mobile  mobilelaboratory  tinkering 
april 2011 by robertogreco
Television Tropes & Idioms [TVtropes]
What is this about? This wiki is a catalog of the tricks of the trade for writing fiction.<br />
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Tropes are devices and conventions that a writer can reasonably rely on as being present in the audience members' minds and expectations. On the whole, tropes are not clichés. The word clichéd means "stereotyped and trite." In other words, dull and uninteresting. We are not looking for dull and uninteresting entries. We are here to recognize tropes and play with them, not to make fun of them.<br />
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The wiki is called "TV Tropes" because TV is where we started. Over the course of a few years, our scope has crept out to include other media. Tropes transcend television. They reflect life. Since a lot of art, especially the popular arts, does its best to reflect life, tropes are likely to show up everywhere…<br />
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Click on "Troperville" in the menu on the upper left of any page to find the places where the troper community gather to talk about things."
writing  tv  culture  wiki  reference  tvstropes  via:frankchimero  television  intertextuality  clichés  tropes  media  film  fiction  literature  idioms  classideas 
march 2011 by robertogreco
Wikipedia
"Welcome to Wikipedia, a collaborative project to produce a complete encyclopedia from scratch. We started in January 2001 and already have over 19,000 articles. We want to make over 100,000, so let's get to work--anyone can edit any article--copyedit, expand an article, write a little, write a lot. See the Wikipedia FAQ for information on how to edit pages and other questions."
wikipedia  history  wiki  nostalgia  web  2001  via:britta 
january 2011 by robertogreco
WikiLeaks and continuity: What if we had a news outlet exclusively focused on follow-up journalism? » Nieman Journalism Lab
"Sure, you could say, bloggers both professional and amateur already do that kind of follow-up work; legacy news outlets themselves do, too. But: they don’t do it often enough, or systematically enough. They often lack incentive to, say, localize a story like the War Logs for their readers. Or to contextualize it. Or to, in general, continue its existence. An independent outlet wouldn’t prevent other news shops from doing follow-up work on their own stories or anyone else’s, just as PolitiFact’s presence doesn’t preclude other outlets from engaging in fact-checking. A standalone shop would, however, serve as a kind of social safety net — an insurance policy against apathy.

As Lab contributor C.W. Anderson remarked on Monday: “I wonder what it would take for a story like the ‘War Logs’ bombshell to stick around in the public mind long enough for it to mean something.”

I do, too. I’d love to find out."
wikileaks  jayrosen  2010  megangarber  journalism  media  digitalmedia  socialmedia  wiki  updates  follow-up  continuity  timeshifting  timestretching  futureofjournalism 
august 2010 by robertogreco
The Nation - The Wiki-Way to the Nomination - NYTimes.com
"But at the same time, Mr. Obama’s notion of persistent improvement, both of himself and of his country, reflects something newer — the collaborative, decentralized principles behind Net projects like Wikipedia and the “free and open-source software” movement. The qualities he cited to Time to describe his campaign — “openness and transparency and participation” — were ones he said “merged perfectly” with the Internet. And they may well be the qualities that make him the first real “wiki-candidate.”"
barackobama  yochaibenkler  wiki  wikipedia  twitter  power  socialnetworking  selfimprovement  change  us  future  elections  2008  collaborative  socialsoftware  socialmedia  internet  web  via:hrheingold 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Knol: a unit of knowledge
"The Knol project is a site that hosts many knols — units of knowledge — written about various subjects. The authors of the knols can take credit for their writing, provide credentials, and elicit peer reviews and comments. Users can provide feedback,
knol  wikipedia  google  reference  knowledge  wiki  wikis 
july 2008 by robertogreco
brokenworld » About Our Class
"This online textbook is being created by Clay Burell's grade 9 Modern World History class in Seoul, South Korea"
wiki  wikis  classideas  history  online  internet  collaboration  collaborative  education  learning  curriculum  textbooks  cocreation  clayburell 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Wikiloc - GPS trails and waypoints of the World
"The goal of Wikiloc is to help you share and discover GPS tracks and waypoints from around the World in an easy way"
wiki  location  gps  bikes  hiking  map  mapping 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Andrew McAfee - Harbors in the Ocean of E-mail [illustration: http://www.wikinomics.com/blog/uploads/frowning_email.jpg]
"problem with using e-mail for all communications...used for...even those that aren’t time-critical, personal, private, or salient...also...used to coordinate multi-person creation of documents, presentations, & spreadsheets, a task at which it’s abys
collaboration  email  productivity  wiki  wikis  communication  overload  socialnetworks  via:preoccupations 
june 2008 by robertogreco
iPhone Hacks [iPhone Hacks]
"Members of this community site can make comments, participate in the forums, and help author the book by submitting their own hacks."
iphone  jailbreak  hacking  hacks  howto  hardware  mac  oreilly  collaboration  wiki 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Freebase: an open, shared database of the world's knowledge
"an open database of the world’s information. It’s built by the community and for the community – free for anyone to query, contribute to, build applications on top of, or integrate into their websites."
database  opensource  web2.0  data  search  knowledge  opencontent  wisdomofcrowds  wikipedia  wiki  metaweb  datamining  databases  creativecommons  crowdsourcing  opendata 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Murder, Madness, Mayhem is so EDUPUNK at bavatuesdays
"I meant it! This is the coolest project I have yet to see from any of these open tools. Not only is Jon’s detailed write-up of the project (narrated whilst still unfolding all around him) an amazingly insightful, balanced and intelligent"
edupunk  wiki  wikipedia  projects  education  learning  curriculum  collaboration  universities  colleges  classideas 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Webmonkey | Get_Started_With_Python
"The scripting language Python takes after its reptilian namesake -- it's simple by design, yet flexible and powerful. It can't exactly swallow large rodents whole, but it can be used for a wide variety of applications. Whether you need to automate some p
python  tutorials  programming  learning  coding  howto  webmonkey  wiki 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Wikinomics » Blog Archive » Wiki collaboration leads to happiness
"They say a picture is worth a thousand words and I think this one sums up the power of wiki collaboration better than any 1,000 word essay ever could."
visualization  wiki  wikis  collaboration  projectmanagement  email  comparison  productivity  process 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Ivan Illich: Deschooling Society - Wikiversity
"A reading group for discussion of Ivan Illich's Deschooling Society. If you are interested in this text, please add your name to the list of participants and put the chapter notes pages on your watchlist."
education  networkedlearning  research  ivanillich  deschooling  society  unschooling  learning  wiki 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Welcome to Google Sites
"new offering from Google Apps, makes creating team site as easy as editing a document. Use Google Sites to centralize all types of info -- from videos to presentations -- and share your site with just a few people, your entire organization, or the world.
google  wiki  webapps  onlinetoolkit  sharing  collaboration 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Howcast
"brings together personality of user-generated content with quality of professional video studio to create engaging, informative, & free how-to videos for consumers...offers emerging filmmakers opportunity to gain experience, exposure, and income"
advice  google  wiki  wikis  youtube  video  tutorials  information  instruction  teaching  film  multimedia  online  elearning  education  learning  socialmedia  social  howto  guides 
february 2008 by robertogreco
The OLPC Wiki - OLPC
"Welcome to the OLPC Wiki, a collaborative site about the One Laptop per Child project and related communities. We currently have 4,586 pages; please join us and share your ideas. For a project overview, see also www.laptop.org."
olpc  wiki  reference 
december 2007 by robertogreco
Main Page - Free-reading
"Free-Reading is an ongoing, collaborative, teacher-based, curriculum-sharing experiment. We're looking to provide a reliable forum where teachers can openly and freely share their successful and effective methods for teaching reading in grades K-1."
reading  instruction  activities  curriculum  books  free  kids  literacy  children  teaching  wiki  schools  opensource  phonics  elearning  ebooks  audio  lessons  spelling  education  preschool  elementary  english  writing 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Twine
"A revolutionary new way to share, organize, and find information. Use Twine to better leverage and contribute to the collective intelligence of your friends, colleagues, groups and teams. Twine ties it all together."
aggregator  annotation  bookmarking  bookmarks  collaboration  communication  wiki  socialsoftware  sharing  semantic  semanticweb  organization  information  search  knowledge  tagging  socialnetworks  networking  socialnetworking  networks  data  crowdsourcing  semantics  lifehacks  identity 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Coworking wiki - To establish a collaboration space fo...
"Coworking is cafe-like community/collaboration space for developers, writers and independents. Or, it's like this: start with a shared office and add cafe culture."
coworking  cooperation  cooperative  collaborative  collaboration  community  cohousing  alternative  entrepreneurship  openspace  office  networking  spaces  space  work  workplace  sanfrancisco  management  business  wiki  meatspace  environment  cafes  freelancing  workspace  thirdspaces  thirdplaces  openstudioproject  workspaces 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Jottit
"Jottit makes getting a website as easy as filling out a textbox."
webdesign  webdev  website  wiki  productivity  onlinetoolkit  wikis  services  writing  collaboration  publishing 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Travel Writing & Photography | Matador
"More than just a free travel blog, Matador is a passionate community where you can meet people in the places you're going, volunteer with organizations abroad, get info and advice from experts, become a paid travel writer, and get inspired everyday with
blogs  travel  wiki  socialnetworking  usergenerated  community  culture  international  guides  tourism 
august 2007 by robertogreco
Top 100 Tools for Learning
"This list (together with the collection of Top 10 Tools list ) is proving to be a popular resource (see reviews) to find out about the wide range of tools that can be used in a learning context - whether it be for personal learning or for creating learni
blogging  computers  onlinetoolkit  online  software  tools  internet  interactive  firefox  wiki  webdesign  rss  social  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  students  learning  education  pedagogy  productivity  reference  instruction  webdev 
august 2007 by robertogreco
Wikileaks - Wikileaks
"Wikileaks is developing an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Our primary interests are oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, but we also expect to be of assist
accountability  business  ethics  government  intelligence  activism  wiki  transparency  opensource  wikileaks  whistleblowing 
july 2007 by robertogreco
Shareideas
"Shareideas.org is a global wiki community, sharing experiences in using mobile communications for social benefit."
activism  nokia  mobile  phones  communication  nonprofit  collaboration  community  development  education  environment  innovation  learning  wiki  technology  solutions  society  social  change  nonprofits 
june 2007 by robertogreco
academyofdiscovery » home
"We are proposing a school 2.0* within a school that is inherently collaborative, creative, and dynamic. If you are curious as to what this looks like, please explore the words, links, videos, and images found throughout this wiki."
laptops  learning  teaching  technology  wiki  wikis  online  internet  free  opensource  collaborative  collaboration  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  schools  education  future  design  schooldesign  lcproject  curriculum 
june 2007 by robertogreco
Reason Magazine - Wikipedia and Beyond: Jimmy Wales' sprawling vision
"Wales, whose wife Christine teaches their 5-year-old daughter Kira at home, says he is disappointed by the "factory nature" of American education: "There's something significantly broken about the whole concept of school."
jimmywales  homeschool  unschooling  education  schools  learning  wikipedia  freesom  optimism  democracy  reference  users  content  wiki  liberalism  smallpieceslooselyjoined  society  philosophy  politics  popculture  reason  collaborative  economics  journalism  search  web  wikis 
may 2007 by robertogreco
Wiki’s and Open Source: Collaborative or Cooperative?
"communities that figure out how to enable their members to collaborate (as opposed to merely cooperate) may end up having a decisive advantage."
blogs  collaboration  community  cooperation  opensource  socialsoftware  wikis  wiki  research  social  online  internet  web  socialnetworks 
may 2007 by robertogreco
extreme-learning » home
"The development of Extreme Learning aims to model the style of learning we hope to encourage amongst children - i.e. participative, collaborative and creative."
collaborative  learning  education  teaching  lcproject  community  curriculum  wiki  creative  extremelearning 
may 2007 by robertogreco
schome [not school - not home]
"Schome is going to be a new form of educational system designed to overcome the problems within current education systems in order to meet the needs of society and individuals in the 21st century. Schome will be a system which values and supports pe
e-learning  education  schools  teaching  homeschool  learning  lcproject  space  online  community  wiki  alternative  secondlife  sl 
january 2007 by robertogreco
Footnote - The place for original documents online
"At Footnote.com you will find millions of images of original source documents, many of which have never been available online before."
annotation  bibliography  citation  community  government  collaboration  history  genealogy  encyclopedia  wiki  socialstudies  reference  research  records  documents  literature  national  us 
january 2007 by robertogreco
Curriki - WebHome
"Our mission is to improve education around the world by empowering teachers, students and parents with free and open source curricula."
curriculum  education  opensource  learning  teaching  wiki  resources  reference  students  schools 
december 2006 by robertogreco
webkuehn.de - Homepage of Stefan Kühn
"In the free Software Google Earth is it possible to use own data and to connect this with a website. In the free enzyklopedia Wikipedia some Wikipedian support the WikiProject Geographical coordinates, where they include coordinates in the articles. I us
maps  geotagging  wiki  wikipedia  mapping  google  earth  location  geography  place 
october 2006 by robertogreco
Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes ~ Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge
These trends combine to form what is sometimes called 'e-learning 2.0' - an approach to learning that is based on conversation and interaction, on sharing, creation and participation, on learning not as a separate activity, but rather, as embedded in mean
education  learning  groups  networking  networks  social  socialsoftware  institutions  organizations  schools  students  teaching  blogs  future  technology  wiki  stephendownes 
october 2006 by robertogreco
Flexilearn - Information into Knowledge - Education and ecstacy
"The point for me is that the idea of ‘e-learning 2.0 / the network way’ has been around for centuries. What is different now is that we have the tools to make it happen on a planetary scale."
education  learning  groups  networking  networks  social  socialsoftware  institutions  organizations  schools  students  teaching  blogs  future  technology  wiki 
october 2006 by robertogreco
Flexilearn - Information into Knowledge - Groups, networks and ecological thinking
"So for me the question (and the challenge) is not about the differences between groups and networks - but rather, how do we transform our (largely ‘closed’) learning institutions into more ‘open’ learning environments?"
education  learning  groups  networking  networks  social  socialsoftware  institutions  organizations  schools  students  teaching  blogs  future  technology  wiki 
october 2006 by robertogreco
Welcome to Connectivism! — Connectivism
"Connectivism is a learning theory for the digital age. Learning has changed over the last several decades. The theories of behaviourism, cognitivism, and constructivism provide an effect view of learning in many environments. They fall short, however, wh
blogs  collaboration  community  e-learning  education  future  internet  learning  longtail  mapping  training  tools  networks  sharing  social  socialsoftware  taxonomy  teaching  technology  thinking  theory  connectivism  wiki 
october 2006 by robertogreco
Home - 10 house
"This project codenamed "10 House" (10K for a perfect 10 house, aka the "wiki house") will be a repository of information, methods, and materials to build a green house for approx. $10,000. Can it be done? The goal is to find out. After we've hammered out
architecture  collaborative  community  diy  earth  green  make  wiki  sustainability  homes 
july 2006 by robertogreco
Wetpaint
"free click-and-type websites you can share with like-minded people."
wiki  website  webdesign  resources  online  networking  diy  e-learning  applications  education  folksonomy  socialsoftware  webdev 
june 2006 by robertogreco
Ourmedia Homepage | Ourmedia
"# Publish and store video, audio and other media that you created! # Share and discover independent media. Connect to a global community! # Learn how to create citizens media. Free storage & bandwidth forever! # Do NOT post other artists' copyrighted wor
audio  blogs  bookmarks  directory  collaborative  creativity  culture  digital  community  entertainment  free  folksonomy  learning  media  movies  mp3  music  online  opensource  participatory  photography  podcasts  portal  projects  share  sharing  social  socialsoftware  software  space  storage  tags  video  wiki 
april 2006 by robertogreco
Moderation Strategies | Main / HomePage
"This is a space for studying strategies of moderation in groups that conduct some or all of their communications online. The principal content of this wiki is a proposed "pattern language" -- a description of the common patterns of these moderation syste
online  communication  social  web  internet  wiki 
march 2006 by robertogreco

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