Name-Based Approaches to Networks, and Why They are Crucial to the Personal Web

Alan Levine made a great comment on a previous post — the frustration in Smallest Federated Wiki is that “you never know where you are.” This got me thinking about some foundational issues that need to be explained — issues bigger than any directed how-to. One of the reasons people feel lost on SFW is … Continue reading Name-Based Approaches to Networks, and Why They are Crucial to the Personal Web

One Minute Federated Wiki: Pulling Something From Twitter

I’m going to start documenting how to do various things in Smallest Federated Wiki. These little tidbits will be helpful to people who have already started using SFW but may not know some of its less obvious features. In this video, I deal with the problem of getting SFW pages you found through Twitter and … Continue reading One Minute Federated Wiki: Pulling Something From Twitter

Smallest Federated Wiki as an Alternate Vision of the Web

The web is not going away. And you’ll probably never see anyone in your immediate family ever uttering the phrase “Smallest Federated Wiki”. But after three weeks of using Smallest Federated Wiki, a reimagining of the wiki (and really, of the web) by wiki inventor Ward Cunningham and a cadre of incredibly talented coders, I’m … Continue reading Smallest Federated Wiki as an Alternate Vision of the Web