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I’m guest blogging for Web 2.0 Explorer, Alan Graham’s ZDNet blog. So far, I've written about the growing use of wikis in education in Davids versus Goliath: a comparison of wikis versus Blackboard CMS. From the post: “The fundamental difference between the two is this: Blackboard is something designed to do everything, and the wiki is something that can do everything because of its design.

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It’s Wiki Week on BusinessWeek.com

Wikis are front and almost-center of BusinessWeek.com, and Confluence customer Sony PlayStation is mentioned in Tapping Wikis for Web Community-Building. The article is a good general overview of wikis in the corporate world. If you need to convince your boss to use a wiki, this is probably not a bad place to begin as it contains a broad range of use cases from nearly half a dozen name brand companies. Some of the examples include: Collaboration on product development with both internal and external

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Atlassian Nominated for “Best Vendor”

When readers suggested that I balance our "Worst Vendor of 2006" poll by asking for nominations for a Best Vendor of the year, I must admit I had my doubts that such an exercise would prove very useful. After all, this is the Gripe Line, and my readers are not all that attuned to saying nice things about vendors. But it turns out to have been quite an enlightening experience, not just for who won, but for all the interesting smaller companies you may never have heard of before but might want to

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“Filling the Information Void”

Cool use case for Confluence discussed here. Confluence seems to be the perfect solution to a problem I've had in managing certain kinds of customer and company information...I can create a 'home' page for each customer, new pages for each of their computers/systems, pages for repair notes and site visits, etc. So far, it's just about perfect...for one thing, all the information is available anywhere I can get an Internet browser fired up, and having complete searchability is a huge bonus. Here's

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How’s Wikipatterns.com doing?

Since announcing Wikipatterns on Wednesday, contributors have added 8 new patterns, growing from 29 to 37 patterns! Traffic on the site has tripled every day. The site has also gotten a number of blog mentions, and we're hearing from people that it's a very worthwhile project, especially since it benefits everyone. Some examples: Adrian Sutton writes, "it is undeniably a really, really good thing to do for their users and users of any type of wiki." Scott Leslie blogs, "Brilliant idea...Wikipatterns

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