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A Simple Example of a Wiki

Posted by: leelefever on September 7, 2003- 5:00pm

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Tim Slavin at Reach Customers Online pointed me to Brainstorms and Raves a site that has nice summary of wiki information and links. Wikis are pretty hard to understand- it's the nature of the beast. Here is a short example of my own that may help... This last weekend me and 6 other friends went camping. Before we left, I was thinking about the food situation and how we could create a grocery list together. Had we taken the time, we could have used a wiki to prepare- here's how: I could... Continue Reading

What is an Online Community?

Posted by: leelefever on July 7, 2003- 5:00pm

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First my best definition: An online community is a group of people with common interests who use the Internet (web sites, email, instant messaging, etc) to communicate, work together and pursue their interests over time. Below you'll see that I've provided an illustration of how and why online communities can be valuable.   Online communities are communities first and online second. By this, I mean that we all live in and around real-world communities all the time- just forget the word online... Continue Reading

What is a Weblog?

Posted by: leelefever on June 25, 2003- 5:00pm

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First my best definition: A weblog is similar to a diary or journal that is organized, managed and made available through a web site. Using a weblog, a person can post information to a web site on a regular basis and have their posts archived, searchable and categorized for easy reference. Second, I've created an illustration that relates the value of weblogs... Let’s pretend for a minute. Sit back and imagine writing in a journal on a regular basis wherever you go with pen and paper.... Continue Reading

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