Wiki Feeds

Wiki Feeds

As I was looking over the changes at the First Annual Learning Design Non-Conference wiki, I was noticing a bunch of additions. That in and of itself is amazing. But I decided to add the change log RSS to my Google Reader and was really impressed. I know this is going to sound crazy, but it is the first time I have ever subscribed to a wiki change log. This has to be one of the reasons why so many of my colleagues swear by the wiki for group work. I’ve used them for all sorts of things, but I’ve never fallen for them like I just did … all because of a change log.

Wiki RSS

4 thoughts on “Wiki Feeds

  1. This is totally cool – I’ve just subscribed to the changelog feed as well, never realized you could do this. Great example you posted – me figuring out how to sign my name … ;^)

  2. And I thought I was the only one! :))

    I created a wiki about 6 weeks ago for a project I’m sharing with 6 colleagues at several different locations. It was an exciting moment when the first change – with someone else’s name – showed up on my GR feed! Still feels good, too.

    Warren

  3. I’ve made a lot of use of following these feeds since I have now about 6 media wiki site and NMC.

    Initially it was to keep an eye on spam and bot activity- adding the recaptcha mediawiki extension clamped that down nicely
    http://recaptcha.net/plugins/mediawiki/

    Also, a minor bug I end op googling every time is that if there are any extra lines or spaces after the closing “?>” in your LocalSettings,php file, your feed will bork.

    Had a hard time putting the RSS URL on the wiki sidebar until I TinyURLed it.

    And last on MediaWiki is you can really bust it upon cleverly by using Templates for repeated content.

  4. I have countless wiki changelogs in my reader. I have had this idea a little out of reach for quite a while now that with a little mashing up of wiki change comments and the blog experience, a killer new breed of collaboration tool could be born.

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