Ok, in terms of shared writing space, I’d agree that wikis are about as easy as it gets. And from this article I get that the log of changes is the key to keeping wiki ne’er-do-wells at bay. I guess if I just didn’t like what Pam added to the FAQ yesterday I would erase the changes and hope that at some point she would give up.
Wiki is an intelligence test of sorts to be able to edit a Wiki page. It’s not rocket science, but it doesn’t appeal to the TV-watchers. If it doesn’t appeal, they don’t participate, which leaves those of us who read and write to get on with rational discourse.
From the standpoint of truly collaborative space, a wiki is a pretty intruiging concept. I did try to have groups co-author in Manila, and I’m not sure I was real happy with the results. It was a little too hard to keep track of. Not so with the wikis we’ve been using. I guess in the name of intellect, I might just have to give it a shot with my journalism kids at some point. Now, any ideas on how I create one???
BTW, here is the first wiki.