Via a link to Jared Pereira’s personal website tours posted on the IndieWeb chat, I stumbled on a bit of a goldmine of thoughts on the blog and wiki combo over at Tom Critchlow’s blog.
Lots of interesting new terms:
- blogchain: a string of short, ad-hoc posts in a blog that together build on a theme.
- digital campfires: somewhere in between the stream and the garden? A place for conversations.
- stock and flow: another metaphor for the wiki and the blog, the garden and the stream.
- collecting the dots: a nice phrase for the ideas in building a second brain, zettelkasten, etc.
- blogging without a publish button: seems like a way of building up articles over time, in draft, in public on the stream and the wiki.
Also learned about are.na, which says it provides ‘tools for thinking, together‘. Which I like the sound of, but as are.na is a silo, it’s not something I will be using personally.
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are.na does keep all your stuff in their machines, but you are a real customer there, you pay for the privilege monthly/yearly, it is open source, and done exemplarily well, in exchange you are joining an emergent interest based social network, where people find each other’s interest organized in channels and these channels can be linked together, you can create your own private groups etc