Markdown is a lightweight markup language that makes it easy to write rich hypertext (with images, links, and headings) as plain text.
- it's easy to read and write—I use it to write emails, Web pages, blog posts, papers and books;
- it uses simple text;
- it can be mixed with HTML when needed (such as to embed a Youtube video);
- it's supported by many excellent editors and tools;
- it's used on sites like reddit and Tumblr.
Create a TryScribble Wiki
Go to TryScribble.com.
- Sign up (remember your username and password).
- Go to your Home Page and review the markdown primer.
- Click the small icon next to your wiki's title.
- Rename your wiki, note this changes the URL of your wiki as well. I recommend you not use your name or personally identifiable information.
- Make the wiki publicly viewable.
- Edit/refashion your Home page to your tastes. For example, try (a) linking to an off site page, and embedding an (b) image and (c) a Youtube video:
[Joseph's tweets](https://twitter.com/jmreagle) ![kitten](http://lorempixel.com/200/300/cats) <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_ZSbC09qgLI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
- You an also create new pages, such as for your first set of reading responses or other assignments (e.g., see my pages). You will ultimately have 8 pages:
Home 0 - Markdown and wiki 1 - Web search and evaluation 2 - Filter and label your email 3 - Adblocking 4 - Privacy footprint Responses 1/2 Responses 2/2
There are many excellent guides to markdown, I recommend: