Wetpaint Injected – Could it add a Wiki to your WordPress Site

Wiki provider Wetpaint announced today the availability of Wetpaint Injected, a service/platform that allows website publishers to create a social network/wiki right inside your own site. The platform is evidently more than dropping a snippet of Javascript into your code. There are some serious SEO benefits to this since the content that is retrieved becomes part of your html page. I have only just put in a request to use Injected in one of my own websites (right now you sign up by email – see the Press release linked above…I’msure they’ll have something more automated soon), so I don’t have any idea of what all comes with Injected. But if it includes most of the social network/wiki features of their regular Wiki’s, this could be a huge boon to website publishers. From a blogger’s standpoint, this could make a killer WordPress plugin. Especially for those bloggers like me who are writing about topics that lend themselves to Wiki’s.

Part of the Injected deal is that it is free until you breach 100,000 impressions per month. At that point, there will be some sort of revenue sharing. I’d love to have to worry about that problem. I’m still quite a ways from crossing that bridge. For others, though the revenue sharing proposition will have to be part of the decision making process. Data portability would make that decision a lot easier. Knowing that you can get the data out and into your own databases would be a huge benefit. Also, I haven’t seen the license yet, so I don’t know who actually owns the data if you run it through Wetpaint. Those would be fairly important questions for any site that could potentially get big.

Well, I, for one, am excited about what Injected might be able to add to my sites. What do you think?

5 Responses to Wetpaint Injected – Could it add a Wiki to your WordPress Site

  1. byron May 20, 2008 at 10:31 am #

    With the case of Injected, my understanding is that the data would be entered through your website and viewed on your website, but the interface, innards, and storage would be served up from Wetpaint. So this one is even stickier than the MySpace issue where everything occurs on MySpace. Injected could seem like a Cloud storage/service. Of course, how they write the license will end the discussion with a final note, unless they don’t address it.

    Can’t wait to see.

  2. Wolf Nibori May 21, 2008 at 2:59 am #

    I’m eagerly awaiting this one, also. I entered my e-mail but I didn’t get any sort of response.. not even a message saying that they got the e-mail address. So.. a bit odd.

    I really want to know more of how Injected works because they seem a touch vague but as if they’re eluding to some truly wonderous capabilities!

  3. byron May 21, 2008 at 9:13 am #

    Hi Wolf,

    I did get an email back from one of the folks over at Wetpaint telling me to hang on. I reckon they got slammed with emails. Maybe more interest in this than they had anticipated.

    I’ll update here when I get more news.


  4. Wolf Nibori May 21, 2008 at 9:29 pm #

    Excellent! I got an e-mail stating the same thing 🙂 I’m glad they responded though because I was slightly worried my request hadn’t gone through! Thanks for keeping us up to date, btw


  1. WordMingle - May 20, 2008

    What in the world is Data Portability?…

    Well let’s talk about openness on the web. Up until about 2 years ago, the idea that data should be shared amongst sites was unfathomable. Not because it couldn’t be done, but because everyone was greedy. MySpace sharing its data with a competitor?…

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