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C- Wikum allows you to summarize groups of comments on a Hacker News style forum

Last updated April 28, 2022

Authored By:: P- Rob Haisfield

Wikum is a tool for recursive summarization in internet forums, with an aim to help readers see a summary tree of the main points of discussion.

This was first published by Amy Zhang, Lea Verou, and David Karger at CSCW 2017.

This paper has made significant traction in the para-academic HCI / tools for thought community.

Example: P- Max Krieger in R- Chatting with Glue references Wikum, and this piece has made significant waves in this community outside of academic HCI (unclear to me how much impact Krieger’s piece has had within academic HCI)

Supports:: I- a primitive for composing pages to encapsulate meaning

C- Retroactive funding incentivizes support because it’s easier to agree on what was useful than what will be useful in the future