Archive for the 'Wiki' Category

Google has acquired JotSpot

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

This just in (via email from JotSpot):

JotSpot is now part of Google

We’re writing to let you know that Google has acquired JotSpot. We believe this is great news for our users. More importantly, we want to reassure you that you’ll continue to have uninterrupted access to your account. Both Google and JotSpot are committed to supporting our customers, and we understand that users have invested a lot in our products. In the near-term, we’re focused on migrating JotSpot to Google’s systems and datacenters. We’ll work hard to make that move as seamless as possible so that customers won’t be inconvenienced.

Why is Google acquiring JotSpot?

Google shares JotSpot’s vision for helping people collaborate, share and work together online. JotSpot’s team and technology are a strong fit with existing Google products like Google Docs & Spreadsheets and Google Groups.

Techcrunch has more: Google Acquires Wiki Collaboration Company Jotspot

System One: advanced wiki made in Austria

Friday, September 15th, 2006

This looks interesting: System One screencast (via Techcrunch).

From their site:

System One combines human intelligence and machine power in an intuitive web-based application.

And from the screencast:

System One filters the information flood — individually, relevant, in real time.

I met Bruno Haid, System One’s Head of Strategy, at the Hyperscope 1.0 release party in Menlo Park last week. I look forward to talking to him some more at the upcoming Blogtalk Reloaded conference in Vienna.

Interesting, too, how we just saw the demo of Aachen, Germany-based Mnemomap at the recent Web Monday Silicon Valley, who are trying to do similar things on the public web.

Wiki Wednesday: Participatory Media

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

Participatory Media at Wiki Wednesday tonight. We’ll talk with Ryan Singel about the Wired Wiki experiment.

Missing out on the Techcrunch Party

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

Sadly, I won’t be able to attend the massive, massive Techcrunch Party this Friday (check out the guest list at the bottom of the page; what percentage of people to you know?*) due to a previously scheduled (and equally promising) dinner meeting in San Francisco.

*I know a meager 2+ percent, but boy am I working on improving that ratio.

There’s a certain Truthiness in Wikiality

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

In case you haven’t seen it, take a look at Colbert Analyzes Wikipedia (YouTube).

Or go to and find out all there is to know about the concept of Truthiness, The Wørd, and Movies that are Destroying America.

Probably the best TV show by far right now.

Wiki Wednesday, August 2: Going Open!

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

Wiki Wednesday Palo Alto is on this coming Wednesday, August 2. Adina, Ross and Peter will talk about Socialtext Open, which was announced earlier this week.

Survey: Wikis in Enterprises

Monday, June 12th, 2006

Tim Bartel of Wikipedistik would like you to participate in his survey: Wikis in Enterprises

The survey is part of the study “Wikis in Enterprises” by the Department of Personnel Economics and Human Resource Management of the University of Cologne. I’m writing my diploma thesis about this subject.

The survey adresses enterprises of any size and also enterprises not using a wiki. It is held short on purpose and answering it will take only 5-10 minutes at most.

Click here to go directly to the survey Wikis in Enterprises.

Wiki slash spreadsheet news

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

Very interesting stuff (not that this hasn’t been all over the web already, but hey):

Web Monday: Stuttgart and Karlsruhe joining Monday, May 29

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

There are three Web Monday meetups scheduled for this coming Monday, May 29: Cologne, Stuttgart and Karlsruhe.

Stuttgart and Karlsruhe are new additions, bringing the number of cities that have held Web Monday meetings to nine. I’m very glad to see that 30+ people have signed up respectively already.

DCamp follow-up

Monday, May 15th, 2006

DCamp was great fun. Thanks to the organizers and everybody else who made it happen!

These are the four workshops/sessions I attended:

I only got to take a brief glimpse at Tag Camp last year so DCamp has been my first full un-conference (though I had to take off early on Saturday). Even though I had read a lot of good things about Barcamp and the likes I’m still amazed at how well this concept actually works. Un-conferencing, therefore, has instantly made my list of ideas that are “to be transferred to Germany.”

By the way, transatlantic connector and Germany 2.0 were the verbal tags I used to describe myself during introductions. Started some good conversations.

See what it all looked like on Flickr (fast approaching the 1,000 image mark). Some sessions were recorded and links to podcasts can be found on the wiki. Or follow the conversation on Technorati and