Making Lore

How can one capture the folklore around a topic?

Andy Hertzfeld (of Mac fame) has developed a set of python scripts to run About Folklore. The scripts allow for projects where teams of authors/historians can create a web of testimony – “oral” history. There is, at present, only one project supported and that is on the original Macintosh. The site, in principle, will support many such projects.

Could this be adapted for oral history projects or debates around a subject? How is this different from a communcal blog or a communal web site?

Some of the features:

An Image Gallery
Editorial control
User ranking of stories
RSS feeds