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WIKI Welcome in Boston

Posted by glasscastle on October 16th, 2005

Wiki‘s are wicked cool. What at
first seemed to us like a gimmick or a cute toy, has proven to be a
brainstorm of elegant simplicity. Ever since the first Killer WIKI,
Wikipedia, reached critical mass several years ago (somewhere around 100,000 articles
and 20,000 frequent contributors/checkers) the obvious utility of WIKIs
has spawned a series of fascinating projects and applications of the
concept which expand and reinforce how powerful, almost viral, the
WIKI platform is.

Basically, a Wiki is a web page so simple that anyone
who can write a few words, in any language, can create and edit one,
and see the results on the web, instantly. This makes it great for
groups, both formal and informal, for non-technical users, and for educational interactions.
Currently, we are working regularly with two personal Wiki projects;
the Just Don’t Suck Tennis Club Wiki, and a cluster of Wikis based
around the Science and Technology course
we are teaching this semester.

Wikimaniacs are reportedly a zany and inspirational
bunch. We are all waiting with baited breath to see which city, Boston
or Toronto, will be chosen for next years Wikimania convention. The Boston
Bid
is being spearheaded by sj, who has some helpful
advice
for
those interested in getting involved.