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Readings on Wikis

Wiki bibliography. on SandBox(sm), compiled and maintained by Gerry McKiernan, Science and Technology Librarian and Bibliographer, Science and Technology Department, Iowa State University Library. Ames, IA.

What are Wikis


Issues and Theory


* [http://english.ttu.edu/kairos/2.1/features/brent/bridge.htm Rhetorics of the Web], Brent. Provides background for webbed writing on the wiki. Follow the four links from the Further Discussion page. Brent touches on problems in reading and writing hypertext: organization, reading paths, and the writer's guidance. Brings forward idea of hypertext for exploratory rhetoric.

* [http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiDesignPrinciples WikiDesignPrinciples], Ward Cunningham.

* [http://www.educause.edu/pub/er/erm04/erm0452.asp?bhcp=1 Wide Open Spaces: Wikis, Ready or Not, Brian Lamb. [http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/erm0452.pdf pdf]

* [http://ideant.typepad.com/ideant/2005/06/some_thoughts_r.html The Unfixedness of Knowledge: Discourse, Genre, and Mode in Wikipedia], Ulises A. Mejias.

* [http://ideant.typepad.com/ideant/2005/03/social_literaci.html | Some observations about wikis and writing], Ulises A. Mejias. A good OV that leads to search strategy for analysis of wikis. Cites Weblogs and Wikis.

* [http://features.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/04/18/164213&tid=95 A History and Nupedia and Wikipedia], Larry Sanger. In two parts. Significant for the history and the development of collaborative strategies in wikiwriting.

* http://features.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/04/18/164213&tid=95 A History and Nupedia and Wikipedia, Larry Sanger. In two parts. Significant for the history and the development of collaborative strategies in wikiwriting.

Wikis begin to enter the public mind
* [http://www.educause.edu/pub/er/erm04/erm0452.asp Wide Open Spaces: Wikis, Ready or Not], Brian Lamb.

* [http://weblog.delacour.net/archives/2004/07/wiki_epiphany.php Wiki epiphany], Jonathon Delacour
* [http://www.liliputianlilith.com/archives/000137.html Wiki-Wiki Wonders], Liliputian Lilith

* [http://kairosnews.org/node/view/3809 Aiming for a communal constructivism], Heather James

* Wikis, on RhetTech Wiki http://writingwiki.org/default.aspx/RhetTech.Wikis Various authors.

* WikiAndBlog: A comparison and sketch of the two spaces.

* [http://biro.bemidjistate.edu/cgi/notebook.pl?NotesTowardsARhetoricOfWiki Notes Towards a Rhetoric of Wiki], Morgan.

* WikiLogs http://www.weblogKitchen.com/wiki.cgi?WikiLogs There are blogs and there are wikis. WikiLogs are an intersection of the two spaces.
* [http://www.ourpla.net/cgi-bin/pikie.cgi?_AbbeNormal/001072943500.000000-BlogAnotherDay Blog Another Day], Abbe abandons the wiki-as-blog for the wiki.

See also Weblog Theory http://www.weblogKitchen.com/wiki.cgi?WeblogTheory

* BlogBlog at MoinMoin http://twistedmatrix.com/users/jh.twistd/moin/moin.cgi/BlogBlog begins to synthesize a set of concepts for writing in new spaces:
* * BlogNature http://twistedmatrix.com/users/jh.twistd/moin/moin.cgi/BlogNature
* * WikiNature http://twistedmatrix.com/users/jh.twistd/moin/moin.cgi/WikiNature
* * PicoNature http://twistedmatrix.com/users/jh.twistd/moin/moin.cgi/PicoNature

* Why Wiki Works at c2.com http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WhyWikiWorks There are a number of pages dealing with this topic around. Here's one at sourceforge: http://tavi.sourceforge.net/WhyWikiWorks), another at usemod: http://www.usemod.com/cgi-bin/mb.pl?WhyWikiWorks In short, "Wikis work because they rely on the community, rather than technology, to police itself."

* Wiki Copyrights. Wiki:WikiCopyRights. Here's a mess to untangle.

* "wikis again," jill/txt, Mar 22, 02. http://cmc.uib.no/jill/archives/march2002.html#1081 And http://cmc.uib.no/jill/archives/march2002.html#1284 "comments on wikis and blogs," Mar 29, 02, with related links. Brief discussion on wiki writing, use, and slow adoption of wikis when compared to blogs.

* As we may think, Vannever Bush, 1945. http://www.theatlantic.com/unbound/flashbks/computer/bushf.htm. Wikis might be considered the realization of Bush's Memex.

: See also HypertextReadingsForCourse

' Wiki Words: Creating Links '
:see http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/TWiki/WikiWord for syntax and examples for composing

' Style Guides '

: A main statement at MeatballWkik: http://www.usemod.com/cgi-bin/mb.pl?StyleGuide. Covers formality, sentence types, structures, person, mood, and voice, and others. Take it as a starting point.

: Good Style at c2 http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?GoodStyle for general advice on promoting and maintaining cooperation.

: Good Link Style at Meatball MeatballWiki: http://www.usemod.com/cgi-bin/mb.pl?GoodLinkStyle for a discussion on departures and arrivals.

'Writing on a Wiki ' * [http://wiklossary.nearlythere.com/cgi-bin/wiki.cgi/Start Wiklossary]

at Morgan's Wiki - access restricted
* [http://biro.bemidjistate.edu/~morgan/wiki/pmwiki.php/WritingInAWiki/WikiAndTraditionalComposing Wiki and Traditional Composing]
*[http://biro.bemidjistate.edu/~morgan/wiki/pmwiki.php/WritingInAWiki/ContributingToWiki Contributing to Wiki] Getting used to contributing to an open writing environment
*[http://biro.bemidjistate.edu/~morgan/cgi/wiki.pl?EvolvingPages Evolving Pages] (move from old to PmWiki).
*[http://biro.bemidjistate.edu/~morgan/wiki/pmwiki.php/WritingInAWiki/WikiComposingProcess Wiki Composing Process] Looks at and links to materials on DocumentMode and ThreadMode.
* [http://biro.bemidjistate.edu/~morgan/wiki/pmwiki.php/WritingInAWiki/DraftingInWiki Drafting in Wiki]
* [http://biro.bemidjistate.edu/~morgan/wiki/pmwiki.php/WritingInAWiki/RefactoringPages Refactoring Pages]

elsewhere
* Writing Effectively Online: How to Compose Hypertext, Alysson Troffer. http://corax.cwrl.utexas.edu/cac/online/01/troffer/httoc_expanded.html A practical rhetoric, written in hypertext. Advice for wiki writers.

' On Kinds and Uses of Wiki '
* Wiki:PersonalWiki
* Wiki:WikiJournaling
* ExampleWikis - a developing list

* [Some consideration of kinds and uses at http://www.weblogKitchen.com/wiki.cgi?]

: http://wiki.org/wiki.cgi?WelcomeVisitors at the support site for The Wiki Way
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