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Introduction to Wikis

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  • 1. Introduction to Wikis 4 December 2008
  • 2. What is a Wiki? "A wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki
  • 3. Basic Principles http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki_software http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Edit_Button http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markup_language http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CamelCase http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Changelog
  • 4. Concepts http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikinomics http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Long_Tail http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_intelligence http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisdom_of_Crowds http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowdsourcing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massively_distributed_collaboration http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_Collaboration http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_collaboration Participants
  • 5. Types of Wikis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Structured_wiki (vs Unstructured) Approved (e.g. Citizendium) vs moderated (e.g. Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantic_wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikinews http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikibooks http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiktionary http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_wiki_farms And many more...
  • 6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hype_cycle
  • 7. Commonplace Gartner predicts that wikis - such as the popular Wikipedia online encyclopedia - should become commonplace in at least 50 percent of enterprises worldwide within the next four years. 7 June 2005
  • 8. Corporate Positioning databases wiki CMS network drives group mailboxes intranets web portals extranets
  • 9. What for? Collaborate Cooperate Codesign Cocreate Edit Review Improve Contribute Contextualize Comment Develop Collect
  • 10. Dynamics Traditional Content Mgmt Privacy Ownership Hierarchy Authority Copyright Individuals Wikis Open Access Sharing Relations Legitimacy Public Domain Community
  • 11. ROI "What is important cannot always be measured and what can be measured is not always important." Albert Einstein
  • 12. Practical Benefits Speed (time saving, capture, feedback) Flexibility (linking, embedding, distributing) Reactivity (1-click edit) Fluidity (web vs docs) Frequency (updates via feeds vs email) Visibility Quality
  • 13. Business Benefits Creation of Value Knowledge Transfer Collective Knowledge Scope Decentralized vs Centralized Intelligence Context vs Dispersed Information Who are the Real Experts?
  • 14. Social Benefits Autonomy Feeling of Belonging Team Spirit Recognition Learning Social Objects Connections
  • 15. How to Sell it? One Place to Go Dead Easy Community Driven Recognized Organized Searchable

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