By Dan Kennedy • The press, politics, technology, culture and other passions

Google’s pretty good wiki

I’ve been casting about for a free, easy-to-use wiki program for my students in Reinventing the News to play with this fall. I didn’t want to use anything I would have to install at the server level, because life is too short to spend it learning that sort of thing.

Wouldn’t you know it, but Google has a nice solution called Sites. Ridiculously simple, and more features than we’ll probably use. Now I just need the right class project. I’m thinking of a compendium for internal newsroom use rather than something that could be edited by the public (although I’m open to that, too).

Any thoughts?

But wait: Ari Herzog’s “U.S. Congress on Twitter,” using PBwiki, looks awfully nice.

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  1. myDedham

    I’m told PBwiki is a science project to set up, but I’ve never used it. I use Luminotes as my personal wiki. Wonderfully simple and easy to use, but I’ve never tried sharing it with anyone. The developer tells me it can be done.

  2. Ari Herzog

    Thanks for the link, Dan. I’d never set up a wiki until yesterday (when I saw enough twitter messages about the subject and realized there was no index). Because I was already familiar with WYSIWYG interfaces, Blogger included, I created the wiki in a flash.

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