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Google Patent Could Bring A “Wiki-Type Element” To Search Results

Google Patent Could Bring A “Wiki-Type Element” To Search Results

By Chris Crum July 5, 2012 | 2 Comments

This week, Google was granted a patent for “Organizing search results in a topic hierarchy“. The abstract for the patent says: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including medium-encoded computer program products, for searching a data set and returning search results organized …

ICANN Launches New Searchable Wiki

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) has launched a searchable wiki with the goal of providing the public with easy-to-access info on every "substantive resolution" approved by the Board of Directors.

Facebook, Twitter, & Wikis Really Do Impact the Bottom Line
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Companies have long had problems putting numbers on social media marketing results. Wetpaint and the Altimeter Group have now released a study looking at how engagement with consumers through social media correlates with financial performance.

Mobilizing the Wiki
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PBwiki announced the release of its mobile edition today. This is the first of its kind to be released for smartphones.

For those unfamiliar with PBwiki whose CEO Jim Groff formerly worked for Oracle and Apple, it is a commercial wiki site said to be named after the concept that making a wiki should be as easy as making a peanut butter sandwich.

SocialText Brings Facebook & Twitter Into Wikis

 Socialtext is making big news all over the Web this morning. Here’s a rundown, later in the post I’ll talk about why.

Dealipedia Launches
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Generally speaking, a press release can give you all the information you’ll want about a given business deal.  But press releases sometimes ignore important things like money, and include a bunch of extra garbage about how wonderful all the involved companies are.  Newly launched Dealipedia.com aims to organize and streamline information.

Nofollow and Wikis

There is no such thing as a free link.  No matter what the person who is selling you it tells you.  And the web will always adapt to make it so.  Even if its hard work.

Barry Schwartz posted Get A Free Link From Wired today on an SEO blog, noting that:

New Version of Yahoo Browser-Based Music Player

In keeping with the “open media” vision described by Yahoo Music exec Ian Rogers in his latest call to arms (which I wrote about yesterday), Yahoo launched a second iteration of its browser-based music player — this one allowing anyone to add a line of Javascript and have a Yahoo-branded player pop up wherever there’s an mp3 link.

Wiki Investment Site Receives $2.5 Million

When it comes to financial matters, I like to play it safe.  Bubble Boy-safe.  So the concept of a wiki for investors makes me a little nervous.  But Wikinvest apparently inspired enough confidence in some onlookers to win $2.5 million in funding.

When Wikis Won’t Work

In the past you would remember how I have been talking about wikis over here to reflect how they are some of the most interesting and refreshing social software tools out there to help boost knowledge sharing and collaboration amongst different teams, communities and whatever other groups.

Wiki Company Wants New CEO
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Some CEOs are forced out.  Some CEOs quit.  But I’ve never seen a CEO do quite what Ross Mayfield, the CEO and co-founder of Socialtext, is doing; Mayfield is advertising for his successor.  Chalk the odd move up to Socialtext’s position as “the leading enterprise wiki.”

The Definition of Social Media
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After publishing, "The Future of Communications – A Manifesto for Integrating Social Media into Marketing," I decided to take a short break. I wanted it to reside online for people to discover before it was pushed down the page with every post to follow.

Design Flaws in Facebook, Jaiku & Twitter

Oh, how I hate when social networking software tries to be my parent.

Jon Udell touches on this in his post about Facebook
: “how do I know this person?”

See, the developers who make this software really want to make it hard for you to add more friends. And what the hell is up with calling everyone a “friend” anyway.

The Wisdom of Wikis
Julian distinguishes between Wisdom of Crowds and what you could call the Wisdom of Wikis:

Internal Wikis Mainstream by 2010
Ferris Research, one of the first to cover enterprise wikis (Jeff Ubois wrote about them four years ago), has a new report that internal wikis will go mainstream by 2010.  Essentially, by then the knowledge base use case will be common and wikis will be the natural vehicle.

1/4 of Enterprises Use Wikis
Jeff Brainard posted a the results of an IDC survey along with a Q&A with collaboration analyst Mark Levitt on the Socialtext blog.

"IDC’s 1Q07 AppStats survey, nearly a quarter of the 258 U.S. respondents reported that wikis are already in use at their organizations."

B2B Social Media Marketing

We know that word of mouth is the best and most trusted form of marketing. Consumers love to hear from ‘someone just like me.’