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Blogs, Wikis, and Web Communities. Interlab 2003 November 5-7, 2003 Tracy R. Walker Sandia National Laboratories. Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000.

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Blogs wikis and web communities

Blogs, Wikis, and Web Communities

Interlab 2003

November 5-7, 2003

Tracy R. Walker

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company,for the United States Department of Energy under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000.


Use the correct tools

Use the correct tools

  • Incorrect tool usage symptoms:

    • “That’s great, but can it do . . .”

    • “Bring me another rock.”

    • “When all you have is a hammer, everything is a nail.”


Interpersonal communication solution space

Interpersonal Communication Solution Space

Phone

Letter

Distant

“Apart”

Fax

IRChat

DropZone/ File Sharing

Email

Physical Proximity

Phone-Voice Mail

White Board

Shared Application

Electronic Meeting

Just About Anything

Meeting

Memo

Close

“Together”

Time Synchronization

Immediate

“Now”

Delayable

“Whenever”


Most vital business value test

Most Vital Business Value Test

When the concept of information sharing becomes more important than the technology that enables it.


Blogs weblogs

Blogs (Weblogs)

Web Journal

  • Selling points:

    • Ease of use

    • Different from group orientation of bulletin boards and discussion threads

    • Less disruptive than E-mail

    • Empower the individual – They get credit for their ideas.

  • Warnings:

    • Time sink, Vast amount of drivel,

    • One sided knowledge burp


Blog demo

Blog Demo

  • Chief Browserist Blog at Sandia

  • Jeff White


Blog resources

Blog Resources

  • www.slashdot.org

  • Samplers:

    • Doc Searls – doc.weblogs.com

  • Tools

    • www.userland.com

    • www.movabletype.com

    • www.blogger.com


Blogs wikis and web communities

Wiki

An informal set of linked web pages with completely open access

  • Wiki-Wiki Web – “Quick” in Hawaiian.

  • Selling points:

    • “Group think” website

    • No special tools

    • Living mirror of your organization

  • Warnings:

    • Unethical editing

    • Anonymity and Pseudonymity with Untraceability


Wiki demo

Wiki Demo

www.wikipedia.org

  • Largest wiki on the web

  • 152K encylopedia articles

  • Wiktionary, Wikibooks, Wikiquote


Wiki resources

Wiki Resources

  • www.usemod.com/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?WhatIsaWiki

  • c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiWikiWeb

  • www.wikipedia.org

  • Uses:

    • Incubator for new ideas

    • Common knowledge store (e.g. Sys Admins)

    • Editorial review


Web communities

Web Communities

  • Specialized sites with common interests

  • Selling points:

    • Greater than a ‘good’ site

    • Create a sense of belonging.

    • Specialized resources

  • Warnings:

    • Tool limited

    • Be prepared to improvise


Community principles

Community Principles

  • Define the purpose

  • Member extensible gathering places

  • Member profiles that evolve

  • Promote Leadership and hosting

  • Clear yet flexible code of conduct

  • Accommodate a range of rules

Webtechniques.com


Community principles cont

Community Principles (cont.)

  • Facilitate Member-created subgroups

  • Organize and promote cyclic events

  • Integrating with the real world

Webtechniques.com


Community demo

Community Demo

  • Intern Island – http://education.ca.sandia.gov

  • Sandia California Summer Intern Community


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