How To Wiki

This is a useful video to get the point of “wiki” across to, say, the students in your class or a group of coworkers who may not all be on the same page.


  1. #1 Mike Haubrich, FCd
    December 6, 2007

    I used this video in August as a tool to try to help persuade the veeps in my division that our support groups need independent wikis to share workarounds that aren’t in the standard set of virtual libraries. They are still considering it, but trying to decide if they should set up “Closed” or “open” wikis. They still want to control the information they share, and my fear is that if they set up a closed one, it will be ignored because it will end up being just another version of a virtual library not written by people who actually use it.

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    December 6, 2007

    Open is easier to implement, I think.

    I think my brother may have done this with his company. Joe?

  3. #3 Inoculated Mind
    December 6, 2007

    Great video, thanks for finding it and linking. I help out with a non-commercial collective of wikis, thought I might plug it. It’s called Wiki Spot,, and anyone can start their own wiki about anything. Plus you have a community of experienced wikispot users in other wikis that can help you to understand the process.

  4. #4 Blake Stacey
    December 7, 2007

    Your link to Wiki Spot is broken (extra comma); this one should work better.

    Sycamore looks like an interesting wiki platform. Right now, I’m deep in the voodoo realm of MediaWiki, so anything written in Python instead of PHP looks appealing. I notice nobody has implemented mathematical notation support, however.

  5. #5 Greg Laden
    December 7, 2007

    Blake! There you go! You’ve found your own personal OpenSource project! I’m happy for you.

  6. #6 Dave Briggs
    December 7, 2007

    I think this is real neat! It looks like you could instantaneously, free, and easily set up a collaborative effort on anything that came up!
    Dave Briggs :~)

  7. #7 Blake Stacey
    December 7, 2007

    Actually, I was thinking of passing that one off to a programmer friend of mine, because I’m in the middle of being tech guru for the EUREKA Science Journal Watch.