Thoughts on Structured/Unstructured and Shared Information Management using Wiki and other emerging technologies
Sunday, July 11, 2004
Single-button publishing to portals using Wiki

One of the main reasons that makes blogging so popular is the process of publishing: A quick "single button" with help of tools such as blogthis.

Perhaps the important part of this experience is that you know how and where exactly content is going to be made visible: At the top of the page. This doesn't seem important. But when you see this in context of wiki's where "where you put content" is not so obvious unless you navigate till the destination. And if you are maintaining page such as FAQ, then it is another level of "decision making".

But seen from different context, it seems to me that wiki's can fill in a requirement which so far has been a difficult process: Publishing information on intranet portals (containing announcements, key links and so on).

The idea is to create mechanisms that will generate content on portals with single "publish this to portal" button embedded within the wiki topics. For example, if you have "FAQ of the Day" published on the portal page, then have a 'publish this' button in your wiki where you are managing all the FAQs. Similarly, if a particular department is managing their announcements on long term basis, it makes sense to manage these within a wiki, and have a "publish this" button that pushes selected information to portal.

So, we have wiki to manage various contexts (especially when you are part of group), comments and personal thoughts go to your blogs (ref to my last blog on this), and "publish this" completes the picture for public consumption via portals.

Let us hope wiki authors implement this capabaility and do to portals what blogs did to individual publishing!

About this blog
All realms of collaboration:
  • Wiki. Weblogs
  • New Integration Platforms for combined structured and unstructured information: Wiki, Portals, Email Clients,
  • Collaborative Document editing, Collaborative knowledge building
  • Email Interfaces to collaborative shares
  • Information organization, management, Publishing: In context of organizations, individuals, Opensource projects etc.
About me:
Name:Vinod Kulkarni

Subscribe to Bloglines


January 2003
February 2003
March 2003
April 2003
May 2003
June 2003
July 2003
September 2003
November 2003
December 2003
January 2004
February 2004
March 2004
May 2004
June 2004
July 2004
August 2004
September 2004
October 2004
November 2004
December 2004
May 2005
June 2005
November 2005
December 2005
May 2006
June 2006
October 2006

Powered by Blogger