What Wikity Daily Use Looks Like

The way I use Wikity is to use hypertext to connect and evaluate existing ideas as well as generate new ones. The video below shows what starting your day with this process looks like, and hints (I think) how it could help students of all skill levels to dig deeper into analysis than typical “reader reaction” […]

Quick Edit Functionality in Wikity

If you’ve started a new site on Wikity, you’ll notice that it has a new interface. We’ve taken some cues from people who loved the index-cardiness of federated wiki and from others who urged us to embrace the “like Pinterest for text” elevator speech and JUST GO WITH IT. These are your latest posts, with […]

Join Code for Wikity

We got our first piece of spam on Wikity, so we’ve rotated out the join code. It used to be “peloton”. It is now “copies”. If you are reading this post more than a month after it was posted, you probably need to look for a more recent post on Wikity, with a new join […]

Markdown added to Wikity

Markdown support has been added to Wikity (more specifically GitHub-flavored Markdown). I’ve done this for some very good reasons, and I’ve also done this a bit differently than most implementations, and I thought I’d explain why. First, a brief description of what Markdown is, for the uninitiated. Markdown is a markup format produced in 2004-ish […]

Wikity and Pinterest

After my presentation at OpenEd, David Wiley said he wished he hadn’t gotten a call in my session because he wanted to ask a provocative question: How was what I was doing with OER different from Pinterest for text? He said he thought he knew the answer to that, but would have liked to hear […]

Introducing Wikity

Wikity is up. The join code is “peloton”. I show how you can work in Wikity in the video below. In brief, the idea is other people’s investigations or explanations of things feed into what you are exploring; you add your bit to that and feed it forward for others to use. At the same […]

From Precinct to Voter

A summary of some reading from an old Wikity page. One way of thinking about current political trends is to see them as continuations of of trends brought about by other channels and uses of data dating back to the 1960s. In this telling, data and direct access to voters first erodes the precinct level […]