WikiMatrix is a very eat way of comparing the difference features of the ever growing multitude of wiki solutions on offer. You can compare technical features, server requirements, license terms and much more.
One of the biggest problems for those implementing wikis in their organisations is the unfamiliarity of the language used to write wiki posts – especially for non-technical users. Thus, WikiMatrix’s ability to compare the synatx used for common functions such as hyperlinking and text formatting is a really nice comparison feature. After all, at the end of the day with social software there is not much point implementing a technically sophisticated, open source and technically flexible solution if your users have no idea how to do the simplest data entry on the resulting site.
At the Powerhouse Museum we have been experimenting a bit with wiki software and are possibly going to be trialling a solution for our intranet – but the sticking point has been the data entry language more than anything else.
We will be watching the Horowhenua Library Trust’s Kete project with interest to see how their community takes up their wiki-styled solution.
Have you implemented a successful wiki solution? Tell us in the comments as we’d love to hear from you.