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Rex Hammock's Wiki 101


This is an 'annotated' version of slides I presented at the 2009 Barcamp Nashville, October 17. (Typically, I don't have many words on slides, but I added some before posting this online version.)

This is an 'annotated' version of slides I presented at the 2009 Barcamp Nashville, October 17. (Typically, I don't have many words on slides, but I added some before posting this online version.)

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  • 1. wiki Rex Hammock's 101
  • 2. First, there was Hypercard
  • 3. You installed this on this to do this. Hypercard
  • 4. Basically, this was just this Hypercard
  • 5. ...with hyperlinks. Abraham Lincoln Kentucky Originally a part of Virginia, 16th President of the United States in 1792 it became the 15th state served from March 1861 until April 1865. 37th largest state in terms of total area Born in Kentucky 36th largest in land area Had a beard, but no mustache. ranks 26th in population Hypercard
  • 6. They're called index cards for a reason.
  • 7. Ward Cunningham
  • 8. But not the Tom Bosley character on Happy Days named Howard Cunningham
  • 9. And not Ward Cleaver
  • 10. who was Beaver's dad.
  • 11. This Ward Cunningham
  • 12. wanted a web application that worked like Hypercard.
  • 13. So he created WikiWikiWeb
  • 14. Named after Wiki-Wiki Bus
  • 15. 1 Review 2 3
  • 16. That led to this
  • 17. But it looked like this.
  • 18. Forpeople who need bullet points.
  • 19. wikis are not just this
  • 20. Wikis are merely a way to create content, then collect & oraganize it.
  • 21. Wikis can be the work of one person, or many, or everyone.
  • 22. Any kind of information Timelines.com
  • 23. Any kind of information I consider IMDB.com a wiki.
  • 24. Any kind of information But when it comes to searching for movie information, Google seems to like Wikipedia better.
  • 25. Any kind of information Google "Starwars"and you'll get 2 wikis on the first SERP.
  • 26. Any kind of information wikiHow.com Personal favorite: http://www.wikihow.com/Close-a-Bag-of-Chips-by-Folding-It
  • 27. Any kind of information For breaking news and complex topics, I believe a wiki provides a more 'native' model of using the web than traditional narrative news reporting.
  • 28. Any kind of information NYTimes.com has recognized this, but Times Topics has not yet figured out the 'breaking' part.
  • 29. Business Model Everyone asks this, so I thought I'd throw some samples in. This company owns... and lots more wikis. (InternetBrands.com.)
  • 30. Business Model Developing and managing enterprise (behind-the-firewall) wikis for knowledge- managent and colloaborative work flow.
  • 31. Business Model Providing customer or "supply chain" support for companies with mystery business models.
  • 32. Business Model Intuit's TaxAlmanac.org serves "tax professionals," (i.e., the entire market for these products: http://proseries. intuit.com/).
  • 33. Business Model Our company (http://hammock.com) maintains this wiki. Our business is helping companies and associations create and manage all types of customer and member media. (Note not-to-subtle product placement.)
  • 34. See Also:
  • 35. See Also: For the more technically inclined who want to host their own wiki.
  • 36. See Also: Play around on Google sites. Check out Wetpaint & Wikia.
  • 37. See Also: I believe any CMS that allows you to create "pages" is a potential wiki platform. http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages
  • 38. Two more things: 2 Secrets of Wikis A Wiki is not one website. Every entry is a website.
  • 39. Two more things: 2 Secrets of Wikis Seed Feed Weed The only metaphor you'll ever need for wiki success.
  • 40. See Also:
  • 41. External Links: http://RexBlog.com rexhammock@gmail.com @r Creative Commons license for this: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/