Tikiwiki, Is That All?

Something I like to do in my downtime is to sit back with several friends and do a bit of old fashioned gaming, like our geek forefathers did before us. It’s pretty standard RP’ing, except that, in the age of the read-write web, my friend who typically DMs our games asked me if it would be possible to setup a wiki so that as a group, we can flesh out the details, collaboratively, of the universes in our minds.

So of course, there is MediaWiki; the same wiki engine that powers Wikipedia. But I recently discovered an alternative, TikiCMS.

Tiki CMS (Tikiwiki) is not only a full-featured wiki, content management system and groupware. Its theme management and template system also offer unmatched page design flexibility. While I really dig the themes aspect of Tikiwiki, of the dozens of themes I saw I couldn’t see a single one I’d be happy to use.

I was a little disappointed with the lack of choice, Wikis are not exactly new, I thought their would have been more choice…

Happy Birthday Wikipedia

Cross-posted from the Particls blog.

In case you’ve been living your life under a rather large rock, there is this site called Wikipedia, and it one of my personal inspirations. You see, I consider myself somewhat of a sociologist and I am fascinated by any group of people collaborating and focussing on a single goal. To me, Wikipedia is the ultimate embodiment of on-line collaboration and cooperation.

Touchstone has just informed me that Wikipedia has just turned six, which makes it more or less one of the few remaining “old school” start-ups still around from the *ahem*, the ‘you know what’!

I wanted to take the opportunity to extend a warm “Happy Birthday” to the crew over at Wikipedia, and wish them the best of ongoing luck with what I believe, to be one of the best examples of world cooperation ever conceived. Thank-you for showing us a glimmer of what we can become if we work together.