Collaborative Roadmap

May 26, 2003

in Conversational Blogging, Social Software, Wikis

Like most things it turns out Blikis’ and BlogWiki’s are not new, in fact a few pioneering spirits have been working on this meme for some time. In my last post I mentioned my desire to explore wiki/MT connections.   


See BlogTweaks which should be written as a WikiWord is Chris Dents integration of Purple numbers and his MT blog.  It’s not clear to me yet if this has progressed to an MT plug-in. 


Collaboration Roadmap (WebSeitzWiki) Bob Seitz says he’s interested in making groups more effective at both thinking and doing.  “Collective Intelligence” is the paradigm I think he’s looking for.  I particularly like his “Universal Inbox“.  The word “dashboard” is particularly appropriate. 


Martin Fowler’s Bliki says “I wanted something that was a cross between a wiki and a blog – which Ward Cunningham immediately dubbed a bliki. Like a blog, it allows me to post short thoughts when I have them. Like a wiki it will build up a body of cross-linked pieces that I hope will still be interesting in a year’s time.” This later thought could be very powerful in a collaborative blogging environment.


From there I caught a link to SnipSnap  some free and easy to install Weblog and Wiki Software written in Java. I was ready to download that too and try it.  Except the install instructions were on the cryptic side. I wasn’t really sure I’d get it to work on my server in just a few minutes.   


Are blogs and wiki’s converging?  Are bliki’s the future?  There’s merits in following this scenario and keeping more than a watching eye. 

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