Inside the first Wiki company, SocialText

December 5th, 2006 |
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I spend almost an hour with Ross Mayfield, founder of SocialText, which is the first Wiki company. Ross is an interesting guy who’s been at the center of a bunch of trends, including Web 2.0, blogging, social media, and boom and bust cycles. We hear what SocialText is up to, and what Ross is seeing from his office in downtown Palo Alto.

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Posted in: Connected Social Media, Enterprise 2.0, ScobleShow, Technology
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  1. December 6th, 2006 at 02:39 | #1

    How about Wiki(like JotSpot) on a P2P Application (like Groove)? After seeing this interview I thought may be you will be interested. Please check out

    JotSpots application development framework is much more powerfull than what SocialText is offering. Actually I wanted to port Wiki into a P2P collaboration environment. When I researched about the functionality of various Wiki software I found that JotSpot is the best. May be it is closed source. But its architecutre is very powerfull. The idea of building applicaions with Wiki Page and the concept of every page is a wiki is very powerful.

    Thats why we choosed JotSpot as the example framework for our P2P Wiki tool in collaber.

  2. Steven
    December 8th, 2006 at 00:12 | #2

    I agree JotSpot is a great product and that is why Google bought it. It will be interesting to see if Google will continue to sell the JOTbox enterprise behind the firewall version of their product to compete with Socialtext. I use and like both products, but Jot at this point seems more user intuitive.

    I know the space is still new, so the real winner will be who can get their enterprise service in corporations that want wikis but not on someone elses server.

    I like Ross and his company has been helpful in supporting their product, so I wish him well.

  1. January 10th, 2007 at 17:08 | #1