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How the use of a Wiki is influencing the Echo process

Some of you might have noticed that theres a project going on to replace todays RSS formats with a format everyone can agree upon.

Yesterday Clay Shirky wrote a nice piece called “RSS, Echo, Wikis, and Personality Wars” where he talks about how Sam Ruby has moved the format process away from egos (Need we mention Mark, Dave and Sam?) and over to the actuall format.

Though both weblogs and wikis support conversational patterns, weblogs are “conversation as published comments” while wikis are “conversation as shared editing.” Weblogs tend towards polarized or divergent views, while wikis tend towards convergent ones, which is just what you want for a conversation around standards.

[Via Mamamusings]