PBwiki in the news: Week of 3/9/2009

(Image courtesy of Leslie Duss) Another busy week of PBwiki in the news, including the New York Times, local TV news, and of all things, how PBwiki helped reduce crime in one city by 25%! The Static Document Model Is Dying–RIP .doc, .xls, and .ppt (TechCrunchIT, 3/9/2009) In which I opine on the role ofContinue reading “PBwiki in the news: Week of 3/9/2009”

We demand a recount! (Open Web Awards)

Photo courtesy of Jonathunder. It has come to our attention that in Mashable’s Open Web Awards, PBwiki came in as the runner-up to Wikipedia in the “Wiki” category. Clearly, this is a travishamockery of justice. Sure, Wikipedia is the largest repository of human knowledge, but you won’t find caricatures of all the Wikipedians on theirContinue reading “We demand a recount! (Open Web Awards)”

Back To School Blitz: Free Upgrades and Gifts

We’ve just announced two new back to school programs for educators that will let them get free Gold upgrades and other gifts like LEGO sets and up to $1,000 for buying school supplies. Here are the details: Program for Teachers and Librarians PBwiki’s Back To School Challenge (http://www.backtoschoolchallenge.com) allows up to 100,000 individual teachers andContinue reading “Back To School Blitz: Free Upgrades and Gifts”

Can PBwiki Help You Get A Job?

eWeek suggests that publishing information on your wiki may help techies in the job search: Like the Academia from which the industry sprung, career Techies have long sought publishing – professional journals, trade publications, books – as a means to push their process, tout their technique and promote their name. The concept has never beenContinue reading “Can PBwiki Help You Get A Job?”

PBwiki in the News: Awards, Saving Lives in Iraq, and Helping Contractors

We’ve got a couple more PBwiki stories to share… We’re #1!  We’re #1! We’re #1! SEOmoz gave PBwiki 1st Prize in the “Hosted Wikis” category of the annual Web 2.0 Awards.  We’d like to thank the Academy, our director, our co-stars…but now they’re cueing the music and shooing us off the stage. Wikis at WarContinue reading “PBwiki in the News: Awards, Saving Lives in Iraq, and Helping Contractors”

Post Your PBwiki In The New Public PBwiki Directory

Are you ready for your closeup? Our new Public PBwiki Directory (www.publicpbwikis.com) lets folks find examples of public PBwikis in all categories.  For example, here’s a list of public PBwikis that are official PBwiki resources. It’s completely voluntary (you don’t have to submit your site if you don’t want to), but if you’re proud ofContinue reading “Post Your PBwiki In The New Public PBwiki Directory”

PBwiki named "Best" online wiki by The Product Guy

Jeremy Horn of The Product Guy blog spent several weeks evaluating the various on-demand wikis available on the market. After taking in depth looks at five different wikis, including Google Sites, he named PBwiki “The Best Free Online Wiki Experience.” “The Best Free Online Wiki Experience is PBwiki for the reasons stated throughout this series,Continue reading “PBwiki named "Best" online wiki by The Product Guy”

Congratulations to our 500,000 wikis contest winners!

A hearty PBwiki congratulations goes out to the winners of our 500,000 wikis contest.  Each of these winners will be receiving a lifetime upgrade for their wiki that includes all of our premium features features like single sign-on, IP whitelisting, and PBwiki’s famous automated design customizer (just upload your logo, and let PBwiki redesign yourContinue reading “Congratulations to our 500,000 wikis contest winners!”

PBwiki helps University of Kansas & Tulane rebuild post-Katrina

Now this is one of those things that makes us feel good. Architecture students from the University of Kansas and Tulane University are working together to help rebuild New Orleans’ 7th Ward. One one year, the project, called “Rebuilding the Seventh” has already grown to encompass nearly 1,000 documents. The professor leading the project, NilsContinue reading “PBwiki helps University of Kansas & Tulane rebuild post-Katrina”

Do wikis make a difference in the way students collaborate?

As more universities adopt web 2.0 technology, administrators want to know exactly how students are using these tool and what benefits they bring. Campus Technology addressed this question in their latest article “Wikis, Blogs, & More, Oh My!’ Here are two different ways Universities are using wikis, and their results: Professor Kane at Boston UniversityContinue reading “Do wikis make a difference in the way students collaborate?”