After an abysmal, embarrasing attempt
at collaborative fiction by Penguin Books, a new site takes a stab at the Wikinovel
, this time, it appears, with a little better organization and planning. Though, still no users.
posted by nospecialfx
on May 30, 2007 -
is a user-editable relational database that aspires to list, categorize, and describe every non profit and civil society organization on Earth. It currently includes 104
which can be viewed by name
, or areas of focus
. You can perform complex searches
. You can post (or search) jobs
, and resources
. You can discuss areas of focus, such as Urban Forestry
, Evolutionary Ecology
, or government oversight and reform
. You can also visualize the networks
connecting these areas of focus and the various organizations
posted by alms
on May 9, 2007 -
"Tired of the LIBERAL BIAS
every time you search on Google and a Wikipedia page appears?" At Conservapedia
, a "conservative encyclopedia you can trust," you can learn that "faith" is a concept "exclusive to Christianity,"
and about how Wikipedia is biased
in matters such as its description of the Bell Trade Act of 1946, its gossipy treatment of the private life of NPR reporter Nina Totenberg, and its seeming acceptance of evolution. The Wikipedia bias entry also complains of a "rant" against the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, a group for which Conservapedia founder (and son of conservative gadfly Phyllis Schafly
) Andrew Schlafly
has worked. Signups are here
; its take on evolution is criticized here
posted by ibmcginty
on Feb 23, 2007 -
"A Million Penguins
is an experiment in creative writing and community. Anyone can join in. Anyone can write. Anyone can edit. Let’s see if the crowds are not only wise, but creative. Or will too many cooks spoil the broth?"
posted by goo
on Feb 1, 2007 -
is a collaborative project to create a dictionary of all terms in all languages.
posted by anjamu
on Aug 11, 2006 -
looks like its just getting off the ground, but if you travel much, you know the hassle of finding a power outlet in an airport. Hopefully it grows fast and furiously.
posted by allkindsoftime
on Jul 26, 2006 -
If you want to see all the interesting stuff hidden in Google Maps
then you need look no further than a site like Google Sightseeing
, but what about the other way around? If you've ever wished Google Maps was better labeled then Wikimapia
might be what you're looking for.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia
on Jul 19, 2006 -
Your iPod is Doomed!
Or it can be, it can also be Zelda
'ed if you prefer! ipodlinux.org
has ported Linux to the iPod (for Linux, Windows and Mac) and, once its installed, you can load up all kinds of good stuff
including the aforementioned Doom, as well as the entire Wiki
or use your iPod as a Gameboy
! And all without screwing up your existing music files (though there are no guarantees).
posted by fenriq
on Jun 21, 2006 -
is a Wiki repository of corporate information. Still in its infancy, it aims to applaud eco-friendly companies
and document the failings of others
. Funded almost entirely by hip-hopper Sage Francis
of Non-Prophets and Anticon fame, it is no surprise
Clear Channel is currently featured on the front page. Hopefully the Wiki format will keep it somewhat balanced as it grows.
posted by sophist
on Jun 20, 2005 -
is a super simple, extremely clean route to having, what you always wanted (admit it), your very own wiki
. Just enter your username and email address, and wait for the password to be sent to you, and you're off and running. No need for your own web space, no messing around with CGI, PHP or Python, and if you're worried that the site will vanish and take your stuff with it, you can even download your entire wiki in a ZIP file. It's not the first
free wiki farm
out there, but it's just about as simple and clean as one can get.
But what do you do with it once you have one? I've been using a personal wiki for keeping track of ideas, places and characters for a (rather sprawling) novel project; the simplified page markup of a wiki combined with easy hyperlinking make them great for brainstorming. You could also start up a game of Lexicon
, which is well-suited for play on a wiki
, and as previously seen
in these parts. Or, you know, you could just start your own Everything
. (Originally found on bOINGbOING
posted by JHarris
on Jun 4, 2005 -
Lexicon: An RPG
- The basic idea is that each player takes on the role of a scholar, from before scholarly pursuits became professionalized (or possibly after they ceased to be). You are cranky, opinionated, prejudiced and eccentric. You are also collaborating with a number of your peers -- the other players -- on the construction of an encyclopedia describing some historical period (possibly of a fantastic world
posted by robocop is bleeding
on Apr 21, 2005 -
is another application of wiki. Everybody go in, put in some of your favorite recipes, and cook dinner for your sweety. Thank me later.
posted by mychai
on Jan 28, 2005 -
"Wikinews is a proposed project with the goal to collaboratively report and summarize news on all subjects from a neutral point of view." It looks like MoJo lives
, kind of, but we weren't the ones who ended up building it. Bummer. [via]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken
on Oct 25, 2004 -
Metababy Returns -
"Metababy is an experiment in collaboration, a Web site created by its visitors. You're welcome to post anything you want on Metababy, and anybody else is free to change it. "
Content subject to change at any moment, so NSFW.
posted by 2sheets
on Nov 16, 2003 -
Now class, please turn in your (meta)homework
Several classes at Stanford have started relying on multimedia-intensive collaborative websites. A quick browse through the gallery and you will find classes that either rely on blogging or run entirely "wiki style"
. While it seems thrilling to see students stimulate and build ideas off one another, will this concept ever filter down to your average high school class? It seems that the whole principle of wiki comes at odds to traditional conventions of authorship. Surprisingly, in this course
, students can choose the option of being assessed solely on their experimental participation on the wiki site. When classwork consists of students adding and changing each other's comments, how would you grade each student individually? (By the way, there are a lot of pretty pictures in the gallery.)
posted by alex3005
on Oct 21, 2003 -