We covered wikis last week. This is another one of the web2.0 tools that I have only had limited experience of. Of course, wikipedia was known to me as a reader and it’s quite prominent in librarians’ discussion regarding the reliability of information found on it. Can we trust information that just anybody puts on it? Well, I won’t enter this discussion just now… Just this much – a quote from wikipedia: “As of today, there are 2,488,610 articles in English; every day hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world make tens of thousands of edits and create thousands of new articles […]”. Worrying, I find.
But not all wikis are as influential.
I’m beginning to see how it could be useful to share the editing of content in a work environment, let’s say for example a FAQ page for staff working at the enquiry desk. Personally I can see the potential of wikis to share my photographs with friends and family. But, before you start looking, I haven’t done so yet…