Notes from Evan's talk on Social Networking Tools at WikiMania 2007

tag(s) -> blog posts, photos, forum posts, bookmarks
    • to associate wiki content with non-wiki content
  • DRY
    • Don't Repeat Yourself
    • all this stuff is already done on other sites
    • aggregation pulls together user's work from other places
    • tagging for filters
    • last resort versions for peopel who don't have it already
    • RSS, FOAF , Web APIs
  • Challenges
    • Impedance mismatches
    • Shared login
  • Case study - Wikitravel Extra
    • Travel - extremely personal
    • opinion of locals and experienced travellers
    • reviews
    • photo's that don't work for a travel guide
    • integrating communities
  • Technology
    • Drupal
    • Shared login: OpenID
    • Jillions of plugins
    • some custom software, lots of glue code
  • vocabularies
    • geography
    • languages
    • licensing
    • free tags
  • Results
    • hundreds of users
    • thousands of posts
    • hundreds of links to wiki
    • new users on extra who've never been on wikitravel
    • old users re-activating
  • Future enhancements
    • travel logs
    • ...
  • Second case study: Kei.ki
    • personal: travel to parenting
    • free content parenting guide
    • parents talk even more than travellers
    • we use photosharing and blogging tools
    • privacy concerns
    • local information
  • challenges
    • no existing wiki community
    • keep focus on content production
    • existing non-free parenting web sites


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