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A ting is an online session in real-time using collab-editor software
Origin of the term ting:
Tings (scandinavian spelling, in English things) have been the council-gatherings of the ancient germanians and vikings. It refers to the fact that they had no written language, just as online-ting has no spoken language (at least 'til the idea of voice-tings came up, using VoIP along with the collab-editor session).
List of wikimania-tings
- wikimania-ting2, to be appointed (use UTC, please as this is global not local)
- wikimania-ting1, 2006-07-27/28, first attempts
The idea for tinging was made up on the ting-wiki.