MindTouch, a vendor of wiki solutions, has launched Nexus, a social media platform that creates wiki communities and harnesses community-generated content for online publishing and commerce.
The wiki-centric Nexus is specifically designed for creating communities of common interest. MindTouch Nexus integrates with a website's current look and feel and backend systems-account management, publishing, search, and advertising. It is designed to enable a site's visitors to contribute content and collaborate with other visitors and site editors with a WYSIWIG editing tool. They can post text, images, video and MP3 clips. Most importantly, Nexus provides many tools for site editors to manage how community-generated content can be blended with the editorial and syndicated content on the site. Pages can be set to edit, comment or read-only mode, and are indexed, linkable, searchable, and taggable. Contributions can be submitted on their own or in context of an article or other editorial content.
MindTouch Nexus can be deployed flexibly according to customer needs. The primary model is a hosted service, which does not require any capital investment or large upfront expenditure, is immediately deployable with a pay-for-performance or revenue sharing model. An enterprise license option is also available.