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Thursday, June 22, 2006

1. Yet another reference to Wikipedia that calls it simply "Wiki". This is why Wetpaint didn't put the word 'Wiki' in their name: the battle for wikipedia != wiki is probably lost.

2. And yet another blogger (Fred Wilson, who coined the term "red hat wikipedia" 6 months ago) is nonplussed: "If I am not notable enough for inclusion in Wikipedia, so be it. But I do think that the one Fred Wilson they include is hardly notable, particularly when compared to the artist, the chessmaster, the rockband, and me (probably in that order)."

4 comments:

Zoli Erdos said...

WetPaint is for mass consumption, it's a lot easier to use  than traditional wikis.

Ben Yates said...

When I asked the wikipedia irc channel (half-seriously) why wikipedia/mediawiki didn't have an interface like this, the only response was someone telling me I was free to customize my profile's javascript and CSS.

Echos of "Doing so-and-so in Linux is easy! All you have to do is modify a few top level configuration files!" Which is to say, I wasn't complaining that I couldn't figure out how to use mediawiki, but that other people might have trouble. (I'm just griping; I'm fairly sure mediawiki will get there eventually, and probably with a nicer-looking end product.)

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