The simplest online database that could possibly work.

The simplest online database that
could possibly work.
Why Wiki Works
 Universal
 Organic
 Transparent
 Collaborative
 Fun!
Wiki- Background
•Wiki - a page or collection of Web pages designed to
enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify
content, using a simplified markup language
•WikiWikiWeb (first site to be called a wiki)
–Created by Ward Cunningham in 1994
•Early 2000s, wikis were increasingly adopted in
enterprise as collaborative software.
•Common uses
–project communication
Positive Aspects and Benefits of
• It’s “quick” and easy
• Topics interlinked to increase depth of
• Content is relevant towards current events
• Constantly expanding content from
• Risk of incorrect content or vandalism of content, since many
people can add to and edit a wiki
• “Edit Wars”
•Possibility of one or two people dominating articles
•Use in schools
•Other sources preferred
•Deterioration of skills
We recommend a wiki as a constructive collaborative implement!
 A form of brainstorming
 Collaboration improves wikis over time
 In The Wisdom of the Crowds James Surowiecki stresses, “Large
groups of people are inherently smarter than an elite few.”
 A more efficient communication device