Over the past few weeks, you have been working in groups to create wikis, group-authored websites. Remember that, in the time leading up to this assignment, we were talking in class about community and about open source and collaborative production. As we discussed in class, as you worked on this assignment I wanted you to think as much about the process of working on this group project as on the final product.
As you have worked on your wikis, you have generally collaborated with small groups of people and have had face-to-face discussions about what you want to do with your wikis. This makes your wikis different from Wikipedia and other wikis whose participants may not even know one another except online.
In order for us to experience a bit of the openness of wiki collaboration, I want each of the wiki groups to set their wikis to allow people outside your group to post to the wiki. In Wetpaint, go to settings; who can contribute and set your wiki either so that anyone who has a Wetpaint account can contribute. or (if you are feeling very adventurous) so that anyone can contribute, even anonymously.
Be sure that you have left a link to your wiki at this entry. Then I want each person in class to browse through other groups’ wikis and try editing their sites.
We will discuss this more in class. Again, the important thing for us with this project is the process…