Archives for Stewart Mader

Enterprise wikis and Internet wikis (of which Wikipedia and Wikitravel are examples) provide the same basic function - the ability to edit content in a web browser - but they differ in several significant ways: 1. Spaces Internet wikis often have all content housed in one "place," so that any user can see the entirety of the site's content all together. Enterprise wikis allow for information to be organized in spaces (individual wikis that are part of the enterprise wiki) based on project, department,

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If you're a registered member of Wikipatterns.com, you should have received an email in the last 24 hours regarding the first-ever Wikipatterns.com user survey. Laurence Lock Lee, James Matheson, and I co-developed the survey to study the knowledge retrieval, sharing, and interaction patterns within the Wikipatterns.com community, and your perceived value from your use of the site. Please complete the survey by this Friday, 6 June. We'll study and analyze the response data, and Laurence and I will

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Chris Kohlhardt of Gliffy presents in the Theatre I organized the Wikipatterns.com Theatre in the Atlassian booth at Web 2.0 Expo last week, and I'm very happy to report that over the three days 254 people attended presentations on wiki adoption tips, best practices, and strategies. To everyone who attended, a huge thank you! I hope you came away with new ideas and inspiration for how to use a wiki to reduce email, improve meetings, better manage projects, create documentation, and build an organizational

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If you'll be at Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco this week, you're invited to Wikipatterns Theatre Wednesday, April 23rd through Friday April 25th in the Atlassian booth, #535. Presentations will be held every hour, on the hour during the open hours of the expo. Presentations last about 5 minutes, with 5-10 minutes for Q&A afterward, and focus on wiki adoption and use topics. See the full schedule below for details. FREE Book! At each session, we'll raffle off a copy of my recently published book,

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Sandy Kemsley's third challenge to social media/enterprise 2.0 adoption in organizations: Having people immerse themselves in the creation and/or consumption of blogs and wikis in the wild is essential to having them understand why this is important within their company. This is the key difference between the new generation of tools like blogs & wikis, and traditional enterprise software like intranets and content management systems. The latter two cost so much that people can't play with them

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The second challenge to social media/enterprise 2.0 adoption that Sandy Kemsley cites has to do with the names of these tools, and the notion that we: ...feel a bit silly stating that we blog (as opposed to maintaining a reverse chronological online journal), or use a wiki (as opposed to a collaborative editing workspace). Seriously now, "blog"? "Wiki"? "Mashup"? Do we really expect stuffy enterprise executives to get past the names and see how the technology can impact their organization? I don't

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