AniAniWeb: A wiki approach to personal home pages

Rick, Jochen (2007). AniAniWeb: A wiki approach to personal home pages. In: WikiSym '07: Proceedings of the 2007 international symposium on Wikis, 21-25 Oct 2007, Montreal, Canada, ACM Press, pp. 99–118.



This article reports on my dissertation research on personal home pages. It focuses on the design of AniAniWeb, a server-based system for authoring personal home pages. AniAniWeb builds on a wiki foundation to address many of the limitations of static technologies used to author personal home pages. This article motivates the technical hypotheses behind AniAniWeb and reflects on these hypotheses, based on a two year study of adopters using AniAniWeb in academia, a prominent vocational setting where personal home pages are important. In particular, I reflect on two broad categories: 1) the usefulness of wiki features (wiki authoring, wiki mark-up, and interaction / collaboration) to authoring personal home pages; 2) the other features (structure, designing looks, and access control) needed to make a wiki approach to personal home pages viable.

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