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  • Why Wikis sucks for post production environment? Capturing the essence of document interactivity Manoj Ranaweera [email_address] 07769734491 http://www.manojranaweera.com
  • Disclaimer
    • Personal Opinion
    • Very Subjective – only one of many views
    • Does not reflect company policies of edocr Ltd, ebdex Ltd or any client organisations.
  • Wikis are great
    • Collaborative
      • Rank does not matter
    • Community of Users
      • Removes geographical barriers
    • Knowledge Repository
      • Captures knowledge of community
    • Everyone owns it – yipee!
      • No real hierarchy
  • How many Wikians does it take to change a light blub!
    • One
    • But, anyone can change it back
    • Could end up with the old light bulb again and again
    • Creating constant light on light off situations
    • Not to mention coloured bulbs – red!
  • We love
    • Man, I thought I had seen it all on Wikipedia … but check this out. Another great example of Wiki-intellect at work — see the talk page tracking the article on Benazir Bhutto (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Benazir_Bhutto). Look at this idiot’s comment, entered today:
    • “ Because I am neither any race or religion related to this article nor could I care less who Benazir Bhutto is (who I thought was a man when I read the news), I’ve decided I am the perfect candidate to objective review and edit this article and so I shall! .:DavuMaya:. 01:43, 19 October 2007 (UTC)”
    • My reponse, also on the talk page:
    • “ So by your own admisison, you know nearly nothing about the topic matter, and you consider yourself to be the ‘perfect candidate to objective [sic] review and edit this article’ … Wow. Only on Wikipedia …—Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.80.29.189 22:55, 19 October 2007 (UTC)”
    • Davumaya responded, and established that, indeed, he is actually serious in what he says. He truly believes that ignorance of a topic is an asset, not a liability, when refereeing content. Apparently gross ignorance is even better. He’s so clueless that he doesn’t even know the gender of a person who’s been a public figure on the world stage for over two decades (doesn’t he ever watch the news? or does he spend all his waking hours watching Nick-At-Nite?) … and he believes this makes him the “perfect” editor.
    • Wow. Just … wow. You don’t get that stupid from a mere congenital defect. Ya gotta work at it.
    • There are far too many Davumayas on Wikipedia, which is why I don’t even try to discuss Wikipedia’s flaws with die-hard Wikipedians anymore; it’s like trying to have a rational discussion with the “aliens abducted Elvis” crowd. I must say, though, this is a first — I’ve never seen Wikidiocy presented quite this nakedly before. But on the positive side, guys like him give me a lot of great material to show my students.
    “ Because I am neither any race or religion related to this article nor could I care less who Benazir Bhutto is (who I thought was a man when I read the news), I’ve decided I am the perfect candidate to objective review and edit this article and so I shall!”
  • So Wikis sucks (sometime)
    • Lack of hierarchy matters
    • Different personal agendas cause conflicts
    • Accuracy becomes questionable
    • Non questionable culture is dangerous
  • But Wikis are here to stay
    • Wikis has a place
    • Great when used correctly
    • Should be part of the tool kit
    • Not the only tool
  • Post production
    • Wikis can be used to create a document
    • With other tools – desktop publishing
    • Use best of breed for post production collaboration, e.g. edocr
  • A knowledge distribution channel Knowledge Seeker Knowledge (product information To white papers) upload | convert | Share an alternative to Search Engines (e.g. Google)
  • edocr – document page
  • document interactivity Community Prospects Customers Peers Other stakeholders Authors (product information To white papers) Interaction Ranking Commenting E-mailing Blogging Bookmarking and more edocr Alpha, Beta and Beyond Advanced Functionality RSS Feeds
    • Latest
    • Highest Ranked
    • Most Popular
    • Most downloaded
  • edocr – Home Page
  • Some benefits
    • Document authors and publishers :
    • Feedback
    • Run Marketing campaigns
    • Sell documents
    • Reach larger readership
    • Embed documents
    • Special Interest Groups
    • Analytics
    • Competitive analysis
    • Improve products and services
    • Evaluate products and services
    • Knowledge Seekers :
    • My edocr
    • Feedback for further knowledge
    • Special Interest Groups
    • Buy at low cost
  • typical engagement M aking edocr part of your marketing communications strategy for: + products + services + company + division + subject (CSR) + and more… Leading to: + better products and services + better stakeholder communications + find new revenue prospects
  • [email_address] http://www.edocr.com 07769734491 Manoj Ranaweera (Founder and CEO) making document interactivity a reality “ I have recently uploaded documents to edocr. Found it easy to use, slick appearance and good functionality on first impressions. Look forward to using this as traffic increases. Could be a nice way to circulate newsletters as well as case studies and articles.” Andy Jarosz, Director, DocLeaf