Blogs and wikis as platforms

Whew, yesterday was a busy day. Three interviews. Two speeches. One London Girl Geek dinner. Two videos posted (thanks to Kevin Edwards and Michael Klinger for posting those while I’m gone).

Anyway, I saw Don Dodge talking about blogging and wikis as platforms. He’s absolutely right. Anyone who’s seen a list of WordPress extensions sees that developers are building cool things on top of that blogging platform.

One of the blogging vendors, Blogtronix, I had on the ScobleShow yesterday (demo and interview). I like their stuff a lot, it lets companies build their own “Channel 9″ without having three great developers of their own.

27 thoughts on “Blogs and wikis as platforms

  1. I am very glad that wiki is recognized as platform and wiki didn’t get mixed with blog.

    I have been watching Enterprise Content Management System for many years. I am delighted to see blog and wiki have evloved to be a more flexible and powerful plateform in CMS space.

  2. I am very glad that wiki is recognized as platform and wiki didn’t get mixed with blog.

    I have been watching Enterprise Content Management System for many years. I am delighted to see blog and wiki have evloved to be a more flexible and powerful plateform in CMS space.

  3. “….blogs are just Web sites, with a few more features. 1) Easy to publish. 2) Discoverable, ping weblogs.com. 3) COnversational, via trackbacks, comments, and better referer pages. 4) Viral, via permalinks. 5) Syndicatable, via RSS.

    Comment by Robert Scoble — November 30, 2006 @ 11:59am”

    I with you on that. My point was why is the industry starting with simple blog sites and adding complex functionality rather than adding the simple blog features to already complex websites.

    So who will be the first e-commerce site that makes a big play for bloggers (i.e. Amazon) by integrating free blogging its capabilities?

  4. “….blogs are just Web sites, with a few more features. 1) Easy to publish. 2) Discoverable, ping weblogs.com. 3) COnversational, via trackbacks, comments, and better referer pages. 4) Viral, via permalinks. 5) Syndicatable, via RSS.

    Comment by Robert Scoble — November 30, 2006 @ 11:59am”

    I with you on that. My point was why is the industry starting with simple blog sites and adding complex functionality rather than adding the simple blog features to already complex websites.

    So who will be the first e-commerce site that makes a big play for bloggers (i.e. Amazon) by integrating free blogging its capabilities?

  5. I agree with the “blog is just a CMS”. At least, that’s what we called them back in the 90′s.

    I remember my initial reaction to the whole “blog” concept when it first came about… my first thought was “hmm, I’ve been doing that for years. why do we need a new term?”

  6. I agree with the “blog is just a CMS”. At least, that’s what we called them back in the 90′s.

    I remember my initial reaction to the whole “blog” concept when it first came about… my first thought was “hmm, I’ve been doing that for years. why do we need a new term?”

  7. Herm: blogs are just Web sites, with a few more features. 1) Easy to publish. 2) Discoverable, ping weblogs.com. 3) COnversational, via trackbacks, comments, and better referer pages. 4) Viral, via permalinks. 5) Syndicatable, via RSS.

  8. Herm: blogs are just Web sites, with a few more features. 1) Easy to publish. 2) Discoverable, ping weblogs.com. 3) COnversational, via trackbacks, comments, and better referer pages. 4) Viral, via permalinks. 5) Syndicatable, via RSS.

  9. Not sure I get the all the hoopla over blogs vs. any other website platform. I’m not referring to the social/political/business/information value which is the true breakthrough; just the actual platform.

    Wouldn’t it be a snap to add blogging functions to a high capability web presence (i.e. great ad functions, e-commerce functions, etc., etc.) than to build from the blogging capability as your starting point?

  10. In my opinion, with the growing network apps at WordPress, chance is that one day WordPress becomes a real social networking site based on the heavyweight Wordress blogger community. For me this seems a more organic development form then Myspace inverse from social networking site to blogs model.

  11. In my opinion, with the growing network apps at WordPress, chance is that one day WordPress becomes a real social networking site based on the heavyweight Wordress blogger community. For me this seems a more organic development form then Myspace inverse from social networking site to blogs model.

  12. When developing our site (still a beta I might add) many “platforms” were researched, with the principle goal of allowing content to be added, and edited easily, along with considering how the “platform” architecture would enable indexing (Google) and distribution (Social Networks).

    The pure volume of plugins being developed for WordPress made the decision easy. WordPress is flexible enough to “act” as a CMS and create sections of your site that are outside the core blog loop, whilst the plugins constantly being produced mean that you can always add functionality when you need it. All for free!

    Just remember that just because a plugin exists that provides additional features this does not mean you need it. In the end what makes Web 2.0 sites great is the content and flexibility to share information with the community.

  13. When developing our site (still a beta I might add) many “platforms” were researched, with the principle goal of allowing content to be added, and edited easily, along with considering how the “platform” architecture would enable indexing (Google) and distribution (Social Networks).

    The pure volume of plugins being developed for WordPress made the decision easy. WordPress is flexible enough to “act” as a CMS and create sections of your site that are outside the core blog loop, whilst the plugins constantly being produced mean that you can always add functionality when you need it. All for free!

    Just remember that just because a plugin exists that provides additional features this does not mean you need it. In the end what makes Web 2.0 sites great is the content and flexibility to share information with the community.

  14. WordPress really has become the Adobe Photoshop of the blogging world. I have been wanting to switch from blogger for months now – all because of the cool plugins I see my friends using. Now I just need to find time to get it setup and running

  15. WordPress really has become the Adobe Photoshop of the blogging world. I have been wanting to switch from blogger for months now – all because of the cool plugins I see my friends using. Now I just need to find time to get it setup and running

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