What Is Web 2.0 (145 tags)
Defining just what Web 2.0 means (the term was first coined at a conference brainstorming session between O'Reilly and MediaLive International, which also spawned the Web 2.0 Conference), still engenders much disagreement. Some decry it as a meaningless marketing buzzword, while others have accepted it as the new conventional wisdom. Tim O'Reilly attempts to clarify just what we meant by Web 2.0, digging into what it means to view the Web as a platform and which applications fall squarely under its purview, and which do not.
What Is a Wiki (and How to Use One for Your Projects) (33 tags)
Wikis are becoming known as the tool of choice for large, multiple-participant projects because jumping in and revising the pages of a wiki is so easy for anyone to do. This article covers how to effectively use a wiki to keep notes and share ideas among a group of people, and how to organize that wiki to avoid lost thoughts, and encourage serendipity. Matt Webb and Tom Stafford co-authored this article using a wiki, as they did their book, Mind Hacks.
Building Your Own Teleconference System with Asterisk and Gizmo (9 tags)
In this companion article to For SARS Press 1, for Bird Flu Press 2..., learn how to set up an inexpensive teleconferencing system using Asterisk and Gizmo. Brian McConnell examines the requirements, provides sample configuration files, and offers some basic troubleshooting advice.
Design by Wiki (6 tags)
Is your project drowning in a sea of useless, out-of-date, and irrelevant documentation? Or is your project foundering with no map whatsoever? Before you shell out time and money for a proprietary package, consider that a humble wiki may solve most of your woes. Jason Briggs explains how his team uses MoinMoin to track its project documentation--and diagrams.
The Architecture of Participation (4 tags)