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Re^4: Perlmonks and the web

by clinton (Priest)
on May 23, 2009 at 19:59 UTC ( #765847=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Perlmonks and the web
in thread Perlmonks and the web

It also says:

Web 2.0 websites typically include some of the following features/techniques. Andrew McAfee used the acronym SLATES to refer to them:

  • Search
    The ease of finding information through keyword search.

  • Links
    Ad-hoc guides to other relevant information.

  • Authoring
    The ability to create constantly updating content over a platform that is shifted from being the creation of a few to being constantly updated, interlinked work. In wikis, the content is iterative in the sense that users undo and redo each other's work. In blogs, content is cumulative in that posts and comments of individuals are accumulated over time.

  • Tags
    Categorization of content by creating tags: simple, one-word user-determined descriptions to facilitate searching and avoid rigid, pre-made categories.

  • Extensions
    Powerful algorithms that leverage the Web as an application platform as well as a document server.

  • Signals
    The use of RSS technology to rapidly notify users of content changes.

Other than the extensions, PM has all of the above, and has done for a long time.


Comment on Re^4: Perlmonks and the web
Re^5: Perlmonks and the web
by ruoso (Curate) on May 23, 2009 at 22:11 UTC

    Thanks for pointing this, it was exactly what I meant... I just wanted to point out that there are several extensions to the Perlmonks.org site that provides usefull information and are also around for a while already... (I don't recall every case, just googled around for two minutes).

    daniel
Re^5: Perlmonks and the web
by Your Mother (Canon) on May 23, 2009 at 23:41 UTC

    No one loves this site more than I but I disagree and that's sort of the point. It's a subjective term. Therefore I'm right. No tag backs.

    The search was until recently terrible. Now it's just awful. I only use Google to search PM. The site has no tags or tagging. "Links" is unambiguously Web 0.5 Beta™. And authoring...? You mean like putting content online and then changing it? The concept of a forum and moderators is also firmly rooted in the old web. This forum happens to attract an especially (fill in the complimentary blank) community of users. I'd argue that has more to do with Perl than with the Everything engine.

    Again, I adore this site and I don't think it needs to be changed. Arguing it was the original 2.0 is goofy. On the subjective nature of the 2.0 thing, I think if you brought 100 devs, Tweeters, and their ilk who didn't know Perl from Python, you'd get at best 2 or 3 who would agree PM is 2.0 now let alone was in 2001.

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