Happy Birthday Wiki.
“March 25th marks a very special day in the history of the Internet. 14 years ago on this day, Ward Cunningham publicly launched the revolutionary technology that is the wiki.”
Socialtext is very proud to play such an important part in the history and adoption of this great technology. As the first company to bring wikis to enterprise customers, we are thrilled to see how the features and usage of wikis have grown.
“Through wiki, we discovered an organic way of working together online, one that would come to be known as The Wiki Way.”
While working together online is still one of the core concepts of collaboration, it is important to note how wikis have evolved. Rather than remaining a standalone tool for creating and sharing information, Socialtext has moved wikis forward, integrating them into a larger platform that includes employee profiles, social networks, social messaging, spreadsheets, and dashboards.
So Happy B-Day wiki, and congratulations to everyone at AboutUs.org. Also, please visit Wikipediarevolution to learn more about the new book covering the history of the site that made wiki a household name.