Can Blogs and Wiki Be Merged?: Response

After reading Can Blogs and Wiki Be Merged? by Mike Caulfield, I’m not totally sure that blogs and wiki can be merged. Wikis were made with the intention that people could work on a shared space. Blogs, on the other hand, are for individual people to work by themselves in their own space.

If you merge these two, then what does that become? An area of shared and personal space? How does that work?

Its completely manageable to share ideas on a blog. The creator posts an idea, a reader comments, whether it be a correction in the information or an addition, and then the creator as the option of editing the most. Isn’t that sharing as well? Of course, it’s not the same as actually being able to control the post, but it can lead to more accurate information.

What would merging blogs and wikis do? Would it add to the experience of blogging or posting to a wiki? I don’t think so. I think that people who post to wikis like it because of what it is and the people who blog like that because of what it is.


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