Buzzpedia:Defining Buzzpedia

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Buzzpedia is a collection of short, factual articles, much like Wikipedia. However, Buzzpedia is not Wikipedia. The two projects have different rhetorical situations. The tables below help to define the differing rhetorical situations of Buzzpedia and Wikipedia.

Wikipedia

Rhetorical situation element Who/What is this element Policies that reflect/define this element
Writer A global community of volunteers
Reader The global public
Text A general purpose encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:What_Wikipedia_is_not

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Notability

Medium Mediawiki Wiki

Buzzpedia

Rhetorical situation element Who/What is this element Policies that reflect/define this element
Writer The students of English 1101 at Georgia Tech
Reader Potentially the global public, but definitely the instructor and class members
Text A subject-specific archive of Georgia Tech's campus history and culture
Medium Mediawiki Wiki
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