Wikipedia, a wiki-based encyclopedia, has become one of the most successful experiments in collaborative knowledge building on the Internet. As Wikipedia continues to grow, the potential for conflict and the need for consensus building and coordination increase as well. This talk examines the growth of such non-direct work and describes the development of tools to characterize and identify conflict and coordination costs in Wikipedia. The results may inform the design of new collaborative knowledge systems.
All day before we are having a Wikithon. Unlike last month, most of our developers will be remotely participating so you can easily too. This has turned into our version of 20% time, a day a month where people can work on their own projects. Even non-developers are engaging in creating or participating in wiki communities.