WikiMeet - Real-Time Concurrent Editing
Being able to see the changes that are happenning in real-time in a rich-text
editor would push the wiki philosophy in a new direction. While admittedly, it
would often be distracting for large-scale sites with many users editing at
once, it is ideal for many situations.
*A blending between chatting and wiking. Rather than discussing changes in one
window and then implementing them in another, it would be a huge time saver to
both discuss and implement the changes ont he wikipage itself.
*Coding together through this system would in many cases provide a huge boost in
*Collaborative writing - In terms of writing books or papers, being able to see
these changes in real time is crucial.
*Online collaborative-notes for classes. As the instructor is lecturing, the
students can create and organize their notes, see the changes and notes the
other students are creating, etc. At the end of the class, the result should be
an impressive document covering all the relevant material discussed in that session.
Real-time is the key here. Possible implementation methods include an ajax
front-end with a java backend, active-x (yech), flash, or some other as yet
It should be built as an extension to the current mediawiki project, as an
optional method for editing the text, ie.
*View other's edits in real-time
So we don't alienate people who feel uncomfortable or annoyed with this
methodology, yet allow those who would take advantage of the feature to do so
without jumping through additional hoops.