How to make friends and confluence people

During my third semester at school in Clay Shirky’s Social Software class – my group worked on a lightweight multimedia groupware collaboration tool called Catayst which was a fun project but never ended up getting finished. Since then, I’ve been running across many of these tools – such as Ray Ozzie’s Groove but I just ran across another one (with less of a multimedia development focus) called Confluence. Confluence looks like the arranged marriage of a Blog and Wiki in a Java chapel with some slick design as the best man. Apart from the Java and the slick design, I’m still not sure what the core differences are between this and free wikis like Twiki or UseModWiki etc.

[Listening to: Ricochet – Faith No More – King For A Day Fool For A Life Time (4:29)]