I've been using mindmapping software for quite a while (ever since Version 1 of Visio) now to help me think. I'm mentoring in Nancy White's online facilitation workshop and she just shared a pointer to this tool. I had to play with it. I used to help me with some preparation for tomorrow's presentation on tagging.
You don't get as much control over the look and feel of your mind map as you would with say MindManager, although you can import an MindManager file. But, you can create a collaborative mindmap online using this application.
Update: Some more reflection on it .. after John Smith pinged me and Nancy about an experiment with this tool ..
Does collaboration on the mindmapping tool work best in real time or asynchronous - or does it not matter?
whether it would get messy if you used it to take notes during a
meeting in real-time with too many people editing? Like the same thing
when you use a wiki for that?
Does this tool work best on a collaborative activity that is:
-capturing meeting notes during the meeting and serve as support - similar to what graphic facilitators do -brief reflection after a meeting
Do you have a free for all? That is everyone jump in an edit in real time or do we conceptualize it like a wiki?
It feels like a visual wiki to me ... so are any of the roles/patterns in wiki appropriate to port over there?