Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Wiki Wednesday

I'm not sure if you're familiar with wikis, but you might've used them without knowing it. Probably the most popular wiki is Wikipedia (duh) and, last I looked, its in the top 10 most visited websites in the world (according to Alexa). Essentially, wikis are webpages that anyone can edit. Because of that, it lends itself to collaboration between people, whether they know each other or not.

Well, the wiki world has its own community and that community has decided to do Wiki Wednesdays. Inspired by Mobile Mondays and Tag Tuesdays, its essentially a small get-together (Ross Mayfield calls it an 'ice cream social'), that happens in multiple locations during the first Wednesdays of every month. It's an event where similar-minded people get together, talk about what they're doing, and what's new inside (or outside) the wiki community.

I went to the first one in Palo Alto a couple of months back, and it was a nice experience (especially the informal demos that came toward the end). I managed to drag Peter Thoeny along too.

Well, the next Wiki Wed is next week - November 2. Drop by if you can.


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