Some times ago i have posted something about microcontent and wikis

Now there are two innovations: a sort of blog wiki
and an intellligent use of wiki + Tiddlywiki as a comfortable way of publishing content as an aggregation of microcontent
From MicroWiki:

The MicroWiki is meant as a collaborative project. If you want do contribute or discuss the wiki’s content, please leave a comment on the MicroBlog or mail to Contributions will be included in the next updated version of the MicroWiki (at least every two weeks).

A Wiki is a special piece of software that makes creating and updating hypertext extremely easy and intuitive. If you have visited [wikipedia |]], as you should, you know that ‘classical’ wikis can be updated online on-the-fly, in principle by anyone.

The TiddlyWiki-technology this MicroWiki is using is different, because it is not a server-side wiki.
There is no database behind it: just Javascript and CSS packed into oine single HTML file
. You can change and expand your own MicroWiki (or begin a TiddlyWiki of your own on any subject), but to do this you have to download the file to your computer first (see SaveChanges).

Thanks to an extraordinary Danny Ayers bookmark, i’ve found two important things:

  • an important example of bringing up Semantic technologies and Social software to make an interesting piece of innovation in usability from the end user point of view, and not only: System one activities…

    For a start there’s seamless integration of enterprise info and authoring with real-time analysis of what you write. Although there are some familiar technologies involved as well (Wiki/blogging, syndication etc), the tech is presented in a way that from a user’s point of view, it gets out of the way and just works.
    There are capabilities like custom (semantic) form building available, but even those look designed to be maximally user-friendly.
    Probably the most notable thing about the system is that though there broad facets (context) and views (perspectives), most of the navigation is mostly relevance-based and changes in real time as you interact. Compared to some of the other knowledge management tools out there, I reckon this does deserve the epithet “groundbreaking”.

  • a link about, where i’ve found some good points of interests…
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I’ve seen TiddlyWiki some months ago, and the idea and the non-linear written capacity has impressed me so much…

A TiddlyWiki is like a blog because it’s divided up into neat little chunks, but it encourages you to read it by hyperlinking rather than sequentially: if you like, a non-linear blog analogue that binds the individual microcontent items into a cohesive whole.

From :

A self-contained HTML file that is a Wiki.
Editing the file locally it rewrites itself on disk as you save changes. There are a number of customisations that people have done to it, including one to use it hosted on a server.
I’ve been quite content with the basic Tiddler.
It is a wonderful demonstration of what you can do with javascript and a web browser, as if GMail and Google Maps weren’t good enough examples.

Or from another point of view, “The world as I see it“:

Ignore the silly name and focus in on the fact that this is a handy little wiki that can function like your own localized Wikipedia. And it’s totally portable, which means you can store it on a keydrive, email to yourself, whatever you want.
A very interesting tool, IMHO…

Another description from

As it mentions, it is a single html file that contains everything you need. You then create tiddlers using WikiWords.
Tiddlers are blocks of information that link to other blocks of information and the links can continue infinately.
Ultimately it is extremely hard to describe. You will just have to check it out for yourself.

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Matteo Brunati

Sono un appassionato di tutto quello che ha relazione con la Rete, specie quando al confine tra tecnologia e società. Sto scrivendo un libro sul civic hacking in Italia assieme a Erika Marconato: voglio dare seguito a molte esperienze vissute in questi anni (Open Data, Linked Open Data e Open Government).

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