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Corporate Collaboration:
The Growing Use of Wikis Establishing and maintaining a collaborative culture is a key to success for any business. Within larger organizations, there can be difficulty sharing information throughout different work groups and departments. Once this information is discussed, it is often stored away into a folder on a shared network drive. For larger companies with numerous amounts of data stored away, this information can be time consuming to find. However, a growing number of companies have found a tool to centralize information into a single website. A wiki is a website where users can add, delete or modify its content. This process is achieved by using the syntax of a simple mark-up language through a Web browser (Dagka, Papadaki, Lepouras, & Costas, 2012). The first wiki software, WikiWikiWeb, was developed by Ward Cunningham. However, the most popular wiki software is Wikipedia, one of the most visited websites in the world. I have used Wikipedia mainly as a reader, but I have also input content on the website before. While studying journalism at Ohio University, I worked at Southeast Ohio Magazine. Along with the help of two fellow students, I helped create the Southeast Ohio Magazine Wikipedia page. I did not find creating the page difficult despite not having any knowledge of Web page development. Therefore, if wiki software was implemented into a business, extensive training would not be needed. A wiki is included in the category of second-generation interactive services referred to as Web 2.0 (Laudon & Laudon, 2012). Businesses are increasingly seeking these services as they
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