Driving the thought process with Wikipedia

We all know that a wiki page usually contains links to other wiki pages for all the main topics mentioned. Thus when using Wikipedia to help us write about a topic and its related topics we look up one page then follow the links to related topics. We also know that this quickly becomes unmanageable as the following of links mounts up.

Enter the Wikipedia fringe site at http://wiki.chainofthoughts.com which reduces each Wikipedia page to tag or topic clouds. When we follow related topics via these clouds the application remembers our progress and more easily allows us to manage our thought process. This is a prototypical Web 2.0 application that is very simple but does one job well.

chainofthoughts

Give it a try.

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About Michael Rees
Academic in IT interested in Web 2.0 and social media

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