Thursday, January 03, 2008

What the heck is a Swiki?

First time to post twice on the same day, but found a site builds a widgets called swikis and am excited about sharing the information with others. There are several kinds of swikis to use, but I wanted to play with the Video Swiki. Instructions to create the widget were easy and straightforward and voila---my Proedportal blog has a video swiki with keywords and terms I pulled out from my postings. The videos are pulled up by key word search and when you mouse over the video an extensive list of videos related to the search term is pulled up. Am having fun looking at the results and hope to learn more about how to use this unique search tool.

Check out the Social Search tool called a swiki. According to the website that provided me with mine, "swickis learn from the search behavior of a community of enthusiasts and experts, making it easy for you to quickly find what you’re looking for within a particular topic. In addition, you can easily share a swicki with others and add a swicki buzzcloud to your site or profile (“grab” a swicki), which will dynamically display the hottest searches and give you quick access to that swicki and its community."

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