Are Wikis Here To Stay?

February 6th, 2007 | Categories: social media, trends, wikis

In one word… definitely. In some form or another, wikis will be around for years to come.

I like to use the term ‘dynamic document’, instead of wiki. The latter is too entrenched in the over-hyped world of web 2.0 lingo. It should be retired to the world of beat-boxing, i.e. “Wiki, wiki, wiki…”. The term ‘dynamic document’ not only provides a better description of the concept, but also paints a vaster picture as to what wikis can be used for.

The concept of collaboration and user-contribution is relatively new. But live documents not only save time and effort, but prevent overlaps. Almost any written document or piece of media can be turned into ‘wiki’ form allowing for open user-collaboration.

Obviously, wikis have caught. Wikipedia is the prime example. However, others do exist. Google Docs provides the ability to collaborate and chat in real-time.

I truly believe that more and more companies will adapt this concept as the benefits become more apparent.

One Comment

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Definitely here to stay. There are tons of wiki services everywhere now…

    Here’s a post I did on how to choose the perfect one for your needs… enjoy!

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