Wednesday, September 04, 2002
Late last night I wrote a semi-coherent note about blogs and wikis and the differences between the two. I’m still trying to sort that out, and think that I’m on to something interesting here.
Blogs tend to be linear, based on chronology, although taking liberties to edit or refine are expected. When blogs link to other blogs, or even self-link to other entries, they start to take on the web characteristics of wikis. Wikis in Twiki:ThreadMode are multi-user blogs.
A disadvantage of “forum” style interactions has been older items scrolling off, losing knowledge. Since blogs are usually archived and support permalinking, this is no londer a disadvantage.
RSS seems to be a way to publish and advertise content and changes, like the Recent Changes features of wikis.