2 thoughts on “I can think of one they didn’t mention

  1. A cautionary tale for those who hope to make moola:

    (partial story)
    A British Government Minister may have thought he was keeping up with modern trends when he put a draft policy on the Internet on Friday, but he was soon left red-faced when hundreds of pranksters defaced it.

    Weblogging, techno-savvy Environment Secretary David Miliband, tipped as a bright young spark in Prime Minister Tony Blair’s administration, had put a draft “environment contract” on his department’s website, setting out social responsibilities for people, government and businesses.

    But embarrassed administrators were forced to haul it down after more than 170 cyber-jokers trashed the document by adding in bizarre paragraphs for fun.

    The page used “wiki” editing techniques, which allow readers to alter the content.

  2. “Wiki” does not necessarily mean “open to anyone.” You can password protect and restrict access to a wiki. Because Wikipedia is the best known example, and it has an open model, there is some confusion about such unrestricted openness being the defining feature of a wiki. However, the defining feature of a wiki is the ease with which anyone who has access privileges can read AND edit any page. The host of the wiki can make such privileges as open or closed as he or she (or “it,” in the case of institutional wikis) wants.

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