Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Wiki Web sites

Wikis are a type of web page that can be edited by anyone - giving us yet another tool for online collaboration. Some services are emerging around Wikis - such as JotSpot. JotSpot's new service targets businesses that want to give authorized users a common location to collaborate. According to the CNN news story, coworkers could take a spreadsheet, customize it and revise it and have all information for a project reside in one Wiki Web site.

Read more about what Wiki's are. Here's a listing of Wiki's: http://www.usemod.com/cgi-bin/mb.pl?BiggestWiki

If you're saying, wiki what are you talking about?!? You might know of a Wiki and not even realize it. Wikipedia - the Free Encyclopedia.

Combining the best of blogs and Wikis is a Bloki hybrid.

5 comments:

Sue Woodson said...

Jeekers, JotSpot seems to have a mess of 'pre-built applications'. I can't seem to find the link to automatically making coffee just before I wake up, though. Maybe they'll add that in the next release.

Sue Woodson said...

oops. the link is http://www.jot.com/tours/advanced/1.php

Susan said...

Here is a list of things you can do with JotSpot.

David Reynolds said...

I am intrigued with one of the examples they give in the JotSpot demo--using the wiki to evaluate job candidates. This would be a great way for a search committee to share notes on candidates and receive up to date applications. It could also work great for a committee that is trying to make a decision about buying a product such as a metasearch engine.

Susan said...

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.03/wiki.html?tw=wn_tophead_5

Interesting article about Wikipedia from Wired Magazine. Talks about becoming addicted to editing articles for the online encyclopedia...