The Universal Edit Button

When the web was first conceived, it was intended to be a read/write medium. Right now, wikis are the best implementation of that vision: web pages that are easy for people to edit directly from their web browser.

Yesterday, we heard about the Universal Edit Button from a commenter on Get Satisfaction. When we looked into it, we thought it was a great idea: the Universal Edit Button is a Firefox extension that adds an “Edit” button right in your browser on pages that support it. We are happy to say that we now support this great idea, joining a growing number of wiki providers online. You’ll see it on all PBwiki 2.0 pages (PBwiki 1.0 will get it on Monday) that you have writer access to — it’s a pencil in a green square:

Right now, you have to have to be using Firefox to use the extension, but people are working on a version for Internet Explorer. Keep up to date at the official Universal Edit Button web site.

9 thoughts on “The Universal Edit Button

  1. Glad you like the idea, I thought it was a perfect complement to your product! It will be interesting to see if the Universal Edit Button realizes its intended impact on the Read/Write web!

  2. Hi Tom;
    People are still actively working on this idea and will be making changes. We’ll keep our implementation in sync with the official wiki — it’s an ongoing process. The RSS button experienced similar similar growing pains back when it was first proposed.

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