WikiSocial is the social networking wiki started by Chris Picone and Continued by WillSWC. Unlike most wikis, its function is not to serve as a knowledge base for a topic. WikiSocial aims to connect people through the Internet using the features of MediaWiki, the engine WikiSocial is built on. In many ways it is similer to the popular Social Networking website, MySpace however there are many differences. The largest difference is the flexibility and the openness that WikiSocial provides. You can edit almost every aspect of your UserPage with much more freedom then MySpace.
These are some of the Aims of WikiSocial
- Create dynamic social networks - you can interact across a range of interests and social groupings (profile to wiki levels)
- Enable Inter-wiki Collaboration - We want to be a central area for social groups in other wikia as well as encourage users to edit pages on more than one wiki.
- Encourage expression of different interests - Although many editors belong to lots of different wikis (and other social groups) it can be difficult for others to appreciate the bigger picture If they only see you on one wiki.
- Attract New Editors - Users of Social Networking sites will learn how to use the media-wiki software and will be able to discover what wikis will interest them through members of those wikis.