A Fedwiki Happening on Teaching Machines Featuring Audrey Watters

So I’m super excited to announce we’ll be doing a Fedwiki Happening on Teaching Machines with Audrey Watters helping to facilitate. If you don’t know what federated wiki is yet, the short answer is its a form of wiki where everyone has  personal wiki that magically links to other wikis to form a federation. People … Continue reading A Fedwiki Happening on Teaching Machines Featuring Audrey Watters

Fedwiki Happening: I Don’t Know How to Start, So Let’s Just Type

I don’t know how to start talking about the Fedwiki Happening publicly, to people who have not been a part of it. I’m worried that to people who haven’t experienced it it will be about as exciting and comprehensible as hearing someone narrate a dream, or an acid trip. Which, I suppose, makes it very … Continue reading Fedwiki Happening: I Don’t Know How to Start, So Let’s Just Type

Helping the Right Ideas Find One Another (FEDWIKI HAPPENING)

I’ve talked a bunch about Federated Wiki, and the idea a system like it could reinvent the way we talk on the we talk on the web, replacing our Twitter streams of reaction porn with something more substantive, connected, and iterative. So, imposing on people I knew across the intertubes, I decided to put together … Continue reading Helping the Right Ideas Find One Another (FEDWIKI HAPPENING)

Rethinking Wiki Lifecycle: Sites as Bounded Conversations

As we plan for our second fedwiki happening the differences between federated wiki and wiki become, well, stranger. If you’ve been following the story thus far, you know that federated wiki is pretty radical already. As with wiki, people converse through making, linking, and editing documents. But because each person has a seperate wiki, there … Continue reading Rethinking Wiki Lifecycle: Sites as Bounded Conversations

Decentralized Centralization: Rosters in Federated Wiki

We have developed this new feature in federated wiki called Rosters. I think the implications of it are pretty big for how fedwiki develops. I want to tell you about it. So let’s start at the beginning. People have had trouble connecting with one another on federated wiki in the happenings. The architecture of federated wiki … Continue reading Decentralized Centralization: Rosters in Federated Wiki

Federated Wiki, Slow Cooperation, and a Kindle Parable

There’s a really excellent post over at Frances Bell’s blog talking about problems with forking in fedwiki — and really about the meanings associated with different types of revisions and decisions of people.  And there’s a lot there to comment on, but the piece I take away is that we haven’t reduced the stress of … Continue reading Federated Wiki, Slow Cooperation, and a Kindle Parable