Why would we do this? I’m glad you asked.
Conceptually, blogs are good for running conversations whereas wikis are good for long-lived content. It seemed to us that it might be useful to be able to import blog entries into a wiki in order to build that long-lived content from running conversations.
For example, if a group of math students were posting to their blogs about particular homework problems they were having difficulty with, they might each link their blogs to a group wiki which they could then turn into a study guide for their class.
Or if the kids in a soccer team were blogging about their daring feats on the field, the team might have a wiki which collated and published those accounts into a sort of newsletter or team record.
Finally, let’s say that a group of software engineers were blogging about the new product they were building, they might want to use some of the content from their blogs to create FAQs or other reference material for their customers or their team.
I’m sure there are many more examples of where this kind of integration might be useful so please share your thoughts with us. Also, let us know where to take this integration next. There’s plenty more to be done and we’d like to hear your suggestions.