Weblogs and Wikis

Ross Mayfield differentiates between the two:

A weblog enables individual voice. A post reflects a person’s understanding on a given issue at a moment in time. Individual voices exist in a social context that urges continued participation. Post-to-post communication and feedback encourage continued use and sharing that otherwise occurs only in private. A weblog is a great source for what’s new and the narrative thread that got us there — a simply powerful tool for communication and publishing.

Wikis let the group voice emerge. Each wiki page reflects the current consensual understanding of a given concept.

Weblogs turn individuals into webpages while wikis turn communities into webpages.

Ross should know: his company, Socialtext, combines a wiki and a weblog.

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.