PBWiki rich text editor preview
PBWiki, the free online service which gives you websites and webpages anyone or anyone you choose can edit, are perhaps about to launch a What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) page editor. This means that you get the great looking PBWiki pages (far nicer than those on Wikispaces) with the ease of clicking 'B' for bold and 'I' for italic etc. etc.
Great news as we start to rationalise our wikis in East Lothian. I'd have much preferred using PBWiki as our 'recommended' service but the current interface has been just a bit too technical for most digital immigrants. Now it looks like we might be able to take the jump.
Now, for me, PBWiki is in competition education-wise with SocialText. SocialText's Ross Mayfield announced that they had partnered with Microsoft's Sharepoint, the mechanism behind Glow, Scotland's forthcoming national intranet. Voilà 'SocialPoint' - there's more in IT Conversations' Podcast. This, in turn, implies that incorporating an authority wiki system with SocialPoint as its basis might be easier and slinkier than trying to incorporate a PBWiki as an outside web page in a 'Web Part'. All a bit technical - sorry - but interesting for those considering wiki integration with Glow. Thing is, I like the look of PBWiki. is it only a matter of time for SocialPoint to pretty herself up a little? Looking forward to trying to nab Ross at Online Info or LeWeb3 in coming weeks.