Wiki’s are a great idea as a reference hub…it’s time to go through our personal bookmarks on Newsmastering and add them to this wonderful site,
The RSS NewsMaster’s Toolkit…where’s the RSS feeds!
Here’s the unveiling post.
This brings me to an aspect of another post on Common Craft. The idea is that a blog is predominately a flow tool - timeliness, current, has a shelf life…and a wiki is a stock tool - organised as an arhive or reference hub.
I totally agree with this post, it gives great insight and perspective to these social tools which sometimes overlap and blur their line in their capabilities.
I guess I’ve been using my bookmark tool as a reference hub, just like a wiki, but a wiki has a more suitable presentation and of course it has communal editing.
It’s made me think about whether social bookmark tools are stock or flow…it seems they are both. I track other bookmark tags for timely information and save them as tags which in turn are viewed by others for their current needs. But by saving these bookmarks, I’m archiving for future reference…I guess it depends what type of sites you bookmark…if they are sites with a shelf life (flow) or sites for reference (stock).
I guess the general workflow is to continuously bookmark information, then after amassing enough information for a subject guide you can unload all this information to a wiki - in a linear mode with topics and subtopics. The information should already be organised in your bookmark folders, so all you have to do is export them to a wiki. It would be a great idea to be able to export from Bookmark Manager to Wiki.