pbwiki For Lunch

Feb 22 2007

pbwiki edit page

pbwiki says that “making a free wiki is as easy as making a peanut butter sandwich.” Their recent step in updating their web editor is a step in the right direction for the wiki community. It’s still a nerdy little application but it demonstrates a few people thinking about the right things. pbwiki is worth a try for those just getting acquainted with the power of the wiki and is much easier to start than most. pbwiki is a hosted application but seems to have some horsepower. Looks like we can even add our own css.

Newsflash: Just as I was about to hit the submit button, I saw the post on the pbwiki blog about raising a couple of million bucks. Now we gotta sharpen our pencils and submit our wish list. Maybe now someone can de-nerdify wikis and make them work for my dad (a metaphor I use to relate to communications and technologies that need to pass the usability barometer….if they can be used by my dad, then they have a fighting chance!(I love my dad, but he’s not ready for most wikis yet))

Great work by the pbwiki team on this. And, by the way, the “nerdy” comment is a sincere compliment. Respect…

2 Comments to “pbwiki For Lunch”

  1. You should have your dad give Wetpaint.com a try. They have also done some really interesting things to make wikis accessible.

    By Jake on February 23rd, 2007 at 1:16 am
  2. Wetpaint is great for my mom. She just got her first email account … one that she actually responds to. Wetpaint fits in nicely between cross stitch and coupon clipping. Dad leaned up against Wetpaint in his brand new suit and now he mows the lawn in pin stripes.

    By chris ronan on February 23rd, 2007 at 1:35 am

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