Videos about wikis

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Wikis in Plain English

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Lee Lefever explains what wikis are about
presenter: Lee LeFever
organization: CommonCraft
date: 2007
length: 03:52

We made this video because wiki web sites are easy to use, but hard to describe. We hope to turn you on to a better way to plan a camping trip, or create the next Wikipedia. Wiki video in multiple languages:

What Is a Wiki?

presenter: Joe Kraus, CEO of JotSpot (company acquired by Google)
organization: JotSpot
date: 2006

Many people collaborate on projects via e-mail. But e-mail threads can be cumbersome, attached documents can get lost, and who has the latest version anyway? Wikis allow everyone who has access to a page to read and change it.

An Evening with Wiki Inventor Ward Cunningham

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Computer History Museum in Cambridge
interviewer: John Gage
interviewee: Ward Cunningham
organization: Computer History Museum
date: 03-May-2006
length: 01:43:44

Join wiki inventor Ward Cunningham and Sun Microsystems' chief researcher and vice president of the Science Office, John Gage, for a thoughtful and spirited discussion about the socialization of creativity and the past, present and future views of models to support this trend.

How Nonprofits & Educators Can Use Wikis

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Talks by Adam Frey, Rushton Hurley and Greg Wolff
organization: NetSquared
organization: TechSoup
length: 87:54

Social changemakers and web innovators get together to network, socialize and share ideas at Net Tuesday, an event produced by NetSquared a project of TechSoup. Adam Frey, Co-Founder of Wikispaces, talks about his company's work, and how nonprofits and educators can use wikis. Rushton Hurley, Director of the nonprofit, Next Vista for Learning, and Greg Wolff, President of the nonprofit, the UnaMesa Association, talk about how they use wikis for their work.

Heavy Metal Umlault

organization: Infworld
length: 8:30

An admittedly silly topic brings out the dynamics around the editing of one wiki page. The Screencast turns the change history of this Wiki page into a movie, scrolls forward and backward along the timeline of the document, and follows the development of several motifs.