مرحبا بكم في جالية ويكي!
نتحدّث عن الجاليات كلاهما على الخط و خارجه: الإدارة، التعليم، النزاعات، الوساطة، و بعض كلام التقنية في الغالب حول الأدوات المستخدمة للجاليات على الخط.
أشعر بالحرية للانظمام؛ شاهد مرحبا أيّها الزوّار للبدء كمساهم.
الصّفحة التي تشاهدها الآن على اليمين هي مدوّنة فريقنا. شاهد مناقشة صفحة الواجهة للمزيد من المعلومات حول هذه الصّفحة.
Organized Culture is our name for the idea that society will compartmentalize into groups.
The theory is that it will do so because social affiliations will be ExplicitInformation, or "reified." That is, that they will be encoded, written down, inside computers. This is in contrast to how they are mostly spoken, and “in our heads,” at present. What is written is recorded, referenced, visible, and revisited. What is spoken is ephemeral, frequently intended for a small audience, and heard only once. (See: DocumentsVsMessages.)
We need to collaborate.
As of 2007, collaborating online is far more difficult than collaborating face-to-face. So there are 2 things we need to work on:
Local Names is a project to use wiki-like linking just about everywhere.
Imagine: You’re reading a web page you like, such as: http://slashdot.org/
You are going to talk about it in your blog, so you click a bookmarklet, and name the page, “SlashDot.”
Then you go to your blog, or your favorite wiki, or are writing a comment somewhere, and you say, “I was just looking at SlashDot the other day, and I saw this idea, …”
I feel this is one of the big up and coming problems with society (well, first world society, but in a way that affects its dealings with the rest of society).
InformationOverload is the problem of dealing with the sheer amount of information available. It is the common ground between sorting through the news, sorting through email spam, and the problem of how to build a search engine. It is the problem of reading articles on the web, and getting the feeling that each one was important and valuable, and then afterwards deciding that you spent too much time reading articles on the web. The first problem is that there is too much junk to sort through; the deeper problem is that there is too much good stuff to sort through.
There are many ConsequencesOfInformationOverload.
On the CommunityWiki, we ask ourselves, “How do we want to talk? What’s our conversation process?” With those questions come other questions: “What do we want in DocumentMode? How do we ensure reworking?”
This wiki includes wiki itself as a subject, and we experiment with conversational forms on this wiki. Our answers to the questions on this page are by no means settled.
The principal of microcontribution: people should be able to make a small contribution to discussion or decision-making on an issue (rather than being forced to either contribute nothing or to pledge tons of time to it).
In decision-making, this allows a broader spectrum of people to be represented in the decision.
The extent to which MicroContribution is possible is limited by the structure of the medium. For example, the internet allows the ideal of MicroContribution to be better achieved because one can write as little as a sentence in a single post. Prior to the internet, the shortest written form of communication was something like a letter, or a pamphlet.
Here on CommunityWiki, we are performing an experiment that we call, “Page Maintainer.”
When you see a page that says “PageMaintainer: Foo” near the top of the page, that means that “Foo” (a person) is maintaining the page.
That person may be operating as:
The page maintainer should, in some way, be helping the conversation or final document. (We like final documents.)
The connections between CommunityWiki, and related communities, circa April 2006.
Our friends at CraoWiki have also created a map:
Things that often fail in wikis:
People read news in blogs, but not wiki. Why is that?
We blame RecentChanges. RecentChanges is good for tracking the minutai of wiki edits, but bad if you want to read news.
Here’s what you get when you read a blog:
And here’s what you get when you read RecentChanges:
It may even be true that wiki’s don’t participate as much in the “global conversation” as blogs do, simply because people have a hard time following what’s going on in them.
Our idea to correct this, we call: “BlogControlledByWiki.” You can see it demonstrated here, on the FrontPage. You can also see the SideBar, which helps people to understand who writes here, and how this community is connected with other communities.
If more wiki get into BlogControlledByWiki, we could aggregate them all with an aggregator like Planet Planet. It may also lead to increased InterCommunityCooperation between wiki, since it would be easier to follow other people’s wiki.