[pmwiki-users] Using PmWiki for a social club with individual profiles
ccarter at lbcc.edu
Thu Nov 1 11:17:56 CDT 2007
I've been thinking about how to incorporate Facebook (and/or MySpace)
into my site as well. Does anyone in the group have a success story to
share? It seems natural to draw on the huge group of users on these
The question is, what is the best way to tie a wiki to Facebook/MySpace?
How can one use these sites to draw people to one's wiki (i.e. get them
off Facebook and onto my wiki)? Are there any books or web sites out
there that are good references?
My site (www.vagaboo.com) is designed as a wiki for study abroad country
information-- which is aimed directly at the Facebook-cohort of
university age students. The challenge is drawing people to the site
and forming a community.
From: pmwiki-users-bounces at pmichaud.com
[mailto:pmwiki-users-bounces at pmichaud.com] On Behalf Of Dr Fred C
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 4:56 PM
To: PmWiki Users
Subject: Re: [pmwiki-users] Using PmWiki for a social club with
Not to poop on your wiki party, but why not just create a Facebook group
and link it into your Wiki?
A pmwiki Facebook option might be to create a Facebook login page in
your wiki with something like
(:includeurl http://www.facebook.com/ :)
This creates a generic Facebook login page. You just enter your
Facebook email and Facebook password and you're into your Facebook page
inside your pmwiki's Portal. Here folks can interact via Facebook tools
with other members of the group within the modest set of tools that
Facebook provides for groups to interact. You'd only need one portal
page on your wiki to do all the work for you.
The generic Facebook login page will typically display the login info
from cookies stored on each individual's computer, giving it some
personalization and security without a lot of overhead on your part.
Then go ahead and develop your wiki with what your group is all about in
nicely linked detail that isn't possible in Facebook.
Just a thought...
Always, Fred C
Philip Seyer wrote:
> It will take a while for me to get to my question. Sorry for that.
> I'm exploring the idea of using PMWIKI for a Singles Wik -- where
> members of a singles club can put up a profile of themselves and make
> contact with others who may want to meet them. Members will be able to
> do other things, too, like post social events.
> The URL for my wiki (which is still quite crude) is:
> The following page will be an overview of various members living in
> the San Francisco Bay Area
> To see the details about a member, you would click on the member's ID.
> You can send an email to a member whose profile interests you by
> clicking on an external link.
> I would like individuals to be able to go in and edit their own page
> and upload a picture or
> put links on their page, etc.
> My Questions.
> Do you think this is a good use for PMWiki?
> On which page would it be a good idea to put a password or ID
> Any hints about implementing the password or ID requirement?
> Should an administrator create the individual's page first and then
> email him or her the link to it?
> Would it work to just send a Bay Area person to:
> and ask them to create their own ID and brief description?
> Other ideas? Approaches? Better way for members to contact each other?
> I'm thinking of using a system like that available at
> http://www.memberize.com --
> Memberize is slick, but expensive.
> Thanks, guys, for your help,
> Phil Seyer
> P.S. I am thinking of integrating my Wiki with ccube, a new free
> system that enables social networking by phone. For more info on
> that, you may want to see: http://www.pguild.com/ccube
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