When I first came across this tool, I didn't really 'get' it. This was because it seemed like an utterly pointless way of sharing self-made webpages in a way that couldn't rival a blog, website or wiki etc. However, the clincher with this is that there is absolutely no sign-up so it is ready-to-go as soon as you hit the page. Type, copy & paste, embed video, insert pictures - you can do it all here. It can be used to create a quick page and then there is a fixed url to be shared via whatever social networking tool or email you choose. All of this can be done using other tools but it's the quick-and-easy, registration-free nature of this which makes it worthwhile.
UPDATE: I used this recently to collaborate on planning with a teacher who wasn't using Gmail and it proved most useful. I could copy a table into it from Word, though not create one at the site. It did jam a couple of times but that might have been my OS. Overall, a very useful fix.
- Learners can use this tool to create topic pages which can then be shared via Twitter, Facebook etc.
- Negates the need for anyone to have an account, so can be used on-the-go
- Collate information from a variety of online and offline resources - good for research notes which can then be shared
- Great for inter-school projects where one side does not have ready access to Google Docs