The importance of visual literacy

Over the past couple of months I have received numerous calls about the Biz Wiki.   The callers,   emailers, and IMers all have something in common:   they all own a business or work at a business whose name or contact information is incorrect on the Biz Wiki.   I even got a call... Continue Reading →

Embedding Meebo into your wiki

This morning a colleague asked about embedding a meebo me widget into her wiki.  The problem is that a default installation of MediaWiki does not allow embedding of Flash.  After some searching around the web, I found this extension at Glenn's Junk Chest.  I installed the extension on her wiki (not yet public), and on... Continue Reading →

eBay Wiki Workshop

eBay is having a workshop about using the eBay wiki: Host:          eBay Staff Date:         Friday   07/14 Time:         13:00 - 14:00 PT Description:      In this workshop, Joe McCaffery, an eBay Product Manager, will review the eBay Wiki. We’ll talk about what... Continue Reading →

Don’t use Wikipedia for academic research

That's the word from the Wikipedia founder, according to a post on The Chronicle's Wired Campus blog.   According to the post, "Wikipedia’s founder, Jimmy Wales, says he wants to get the message out to college students that they shouldn’t use it for class projects or serious research." In an interview, Mr. Wales said that... Continue Reading →

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