Thursday, May 04, 2006

Visual Cues for Wikis

Phil Windley discusses the possibility of using visual metaphors on Wiki pages as cues to the readers.

A simple thing you could do is to “age” pages so that page color changes the older and staler a page is. Using a visual metaphor gives information without making an explicit reputation claim.
At the Liberty Alliance meeting last week in DC, we joked about something similar for Wikipedia - a scale against which the left/right bias of particular pages could be set. Something comparable to Homeland Security.

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