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seek o ut o riginal (and verif iable) so urces, such as tho se presented via the links at the bo tto m o f
Wikipedia entries. K E Y TAK E AWAYS
Wikis can be powerful tools for many‐to‐many content collaboration, and can be ideal for
creating resources that benefit from the input of many such as encyclopedia entries, meeting
agendas, and project status documents.
The greater the number of wiki users, the more likely the information contained in the wiki will
be accurate and grow in value.
Wikis can be public or private.
The availability of free or low‐cost wiki tools can create a knowledge clearinghouse on topics,
firms, products, and even individuals. Organiz ations can seek to harness the collective
intelligence (wisdom of crowds) of online communities. The openness of wikis also acts as a
mechanism for promoting organiz ational transparency and accountability. QU E S TI ONS AND E XE RC I S E S
1. Visit a wiki, either an establishe...
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