Some (Dec'2012) ideas on niches for spreading Wiki
- my goals are to
- cf WikiTypes
- some of below may overlap with 2012-06-28-TiddlySpaceProgress
- these notes are also inspired by period public navel-gazing of Tiddly Space crowd, as in this Dec'2012 discussion started by Dickon Bevington.
Software Forge: you have to recognize the success here already in integrating Wiki into other functions (Issue Tracker, Version Control System, etc.) - though many of those users under-use the Wiki strengths.
WikiWeb Social NoteBook (some folks have referred to a "social EverNote" model) - grow network of Reflective Thinker-s whose ideas get cross-fertilized (Stigmergic) by richer InterWiki features (cross-WikiLog, also leveraging Private Wiki Notebook-s).
Student Wiki Web: similar idea, but
- focused on a particular "market", which leads to targeted features such as...
- some sort of "class/course" aggregation model so that students still own/control their own spaces, but teacher interaction is increased.
Team Wiki Web: similar idea, but
- focus on SMB market, with an emphasis on easing the fuzzy progression from private notes to shared and structured ideas and actions.
- have a model that avoided or minimized non-paying users
- focusing on web/cloud system, while having some lite tools for initial content-capture
- Software Forge could be considered a subset of this
- Sales Force Automation/CRM is a natural set of features that many teams would love to have
- Thinking about Douglas Engelbart's CoDIAK model of Iterative BootStrapping of Augmenting Human Intellect, I think much Progress/Evolution will come largely by having software people within non-software teams. Some of their work will require low-level domain-specific development, but some will be about process and Infrastructure, and a Structured Wiki could be a great toolkit for that.
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