Friday, 27 April 2007

Serendipity in the Cosmos and Jimmy Wales on Wikis

It was nice to get a mention on a Yahoo! Developer blog about the My Cosmos Pipe I built. I'm still using the feed it generates everyday - I really like the serendipity of the blog posts that come through this feed.

For example, tonight I came across this post about Jimmy Wales, who is currently on a speaking tour around Australia, that shares some of his ideas on a successful wiki community:

"To set up a Wiki community Jimmy recommends:

  • Have a simple, clear vision for what the wiki is about.
  • Have a core of people - 5-10 to impel it forward in the first instance.
  • Allow, as much as possible, the wiki community to come up with its own solutions."

As far as I can tell (as I wasn't explicitly looking for blog posts on Jimmy Wales) none of the other blogs, news sources and blog search feeds that I subscribe to picked up this post.

So, a good return for very little effort on my part really.

1 comment:

  1. Hey James,
    Your Cosmos Pipe sounds really neat - especially as it picked up me! I'm going to try it out and see who I meet.


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