E2.0 confusion – what, when and why Blogs, Wikis, Micro-blogs, etc.
OK, I’m ready to try this Enterprise 2.0 stuff and work in this collaborative space, but I’m confused. There’s so many new terms like Blog, Wiki, Micro-blog. Why are there so many types and when do I use what?
One adviser starts to explain:
- a Blog is like a Diary entry, and you can invite others to comment on (the whole contents)
- a Wiki is like a common writing pad where several can write on the same space, not necessarily knowing who wrote what when
- a micro blog guy shoots in: “and you can use a micro blog also for questions or if you just want to tell your colleagues what you are currently working on…”
I’m still confused.
Then another adviser calmly says:
Don’t worry about these terms. You don’t need to learn them. Just start writing in the collaborative space, and you will discover how these value-principles expressed here will start to work for you”.