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Wiki Technology & Trend: Past, Now and Future. Panelists: Ben Elowitz, CEO at Wetpaint.com Jon Silvers, Director of Online Marketing at Atlassian Software Systems Dr. Jonas M Luster, Community Manager at Socialtext Scott Johnston, VP of Products at JotSpot Moderator:

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wiki technology trend past now and future
Wiki Technology & Trend: Past, Now and Future
  • Panelists:
    • Ben Elowitz, CEO at Wetpaint.com
    • Jon Silvers, Director of Online Marketing at Atlassian Software Systems
    • Dr. Jonas M Luster, Community Manager at Socialtext
    • Scott Johnston, VP of Products at JotSpot
  • Moderator:
    • Peter Thoeny, Founder at TWiki.org & Co-founder at StructuredWikis LLC
  • Web SIG - http://thewebsig.com/Fremont, CA, 2006-10-25
what wikis

What, wikis?

A very quick introduction

Peter Thoeny

[email protected]

what is a wiki
What is a wiki?
  • Wiki = writable web, every page can be edited by using just a browser
  • Wiki wiki: Hawaiian for “quick”
  • Ward Cunningham implemented the original WikiWikiWeb in 1995
  • Inspired by HyperCard
  • Automatic page linking
blogs vs wikis
Blogs vs. Wikis
  • Blog (weblog):
    • Media to express individual voice
    • “Sequential post media” (like e-mail), usually with feedback and trackback
  • Wiki:
    • Media to express group voice, de-emphasizing identity of individuals
    • “Create & refactor media”, content may change at any time
how to get a wiki
How to get a wiki
  • Open source / commercial wiki software:
    • Download and install
  • Hosted wiki services:
    • Sign up and get started quickly
  • Wiki appliance:
    • Wiki in a pre-configured box
wikis at the workplace
Wikis at the workplace
  • Shared notebook for teams
  • Departmental collaboration tool
  • Intranet publishing tool
  • Content management system
  • Knowledge base
  • Platform to create wiki applications (with structured wikis, such as TWiki and JotSpot)
popularity of wikis
Popularity of wikis
  • Google trends: wiki, blog
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