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GetWiki puts Social Networking above the Wiki Way

GetWiki puts Social Networking above the Wiki Way
RIMRIC / COLUMBIA SC (27 August, 2008)

GetWiki 2.0, a social networking encyclopedia and discussion site, has been launched at Developer M.R.M. Parrott says, "GetWiki is based on collaboration among trusted members, the way blogs are written. The deceptively open Wiki Way doesn't work." Parrott cites bullying, groupthink, invasions of privacy, inaccuracy, spam and vandalism among the problems of wiki-websites directly addressed with GetWiki, companion site to

Published author of 14 books, M.R.M. Parrott has been active in the "WikiSphere" since 2003, and launched as an encyclopedia for the Arts and Sciences. "I'm all about the content," he says, "instead of requiring thousands of eyeballs to police a disorganized maze of largely irrelevant pages, I focus GetWiki on quality. For years, the well-documented practices of big wiki-encyclopedias have not lead to greater accuracy, public education, or content relevance. For example, as a philosopher, I have yet to read an accurate, well-written, astute Wikipedia article on any important subject."

Originally hosted by ibiblio, University of North Carolina digital library and archive, GetWiki gained recognition in 2004 when the 1.0 release introduced XML-based importing to match already XML-exported pages from Wikipedia and others. GetWiki allows content to be "forked", or corrected, on a page-by-page basis. 1.0 was released under a dual license, featuring the Creative Commons License.

M.R.M. Parrott's design and programming includes and, and numerous dynamic websites and print media for clients. His books include the novel trilogy "Timeless", novella, "To Lie Within the Moment", travelogue "Driving Home", Philosophy and Science series "Dynamism", monographs in Philosophy, and chapbooks of poems and short stories.
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