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As mentioned in my previous post, I have planed to make a proposal for replacing the common email of my division by a wiki in the hope that it will help limit the information overload and improve the knowledge management within the division. However, after my attending last week lecture on enterprise (or corporate) blogging, an question about the choice of wikis or blogs was brought up.

Trying to answer this question, I have made a research on the internet and come across some interesting ideas, which I would like to share in this post.

First of all, let’s have a look at this comparison between these two web 2.0 applications presented at Everything Wiki (a wiki about wikis) which advocates for the merits of wikis

A collaborative website which can be directly edited by anyone with access to it A personal or corporate website in the form of an online journal, with new entries appearing in sequence as they are written.
Many authors, various personalities & experiences, opinions face scrutiny of community or are listed as such. Typically one author, one personality, one opinion.
Knowledge comes from community of dozens or even thousands of topic experts. Knowledge limited by single person.
Growsrapidly at all hours of the day. Grows slowly, one post at a time.
Articles constantly change and continuosly updated. Each post becomes stale over time.
Discussions can take place on pages or in the discussion forum (at least in Wetpaint wikis). Discussions take place in the comments of a post, typically approved by blogger.
Ranges from easy to setup to very difficult, depending on chosen solution Ranges from easy to setup to very difficult, depending on chosen solution
Most solutions take care of themselves Many solutions require constant security updates
Spam policed by the community Spam policed by the blogger
Publishing very easy, no html needed on some platforms (like Wetpaint) Publishing very easy, some html knowledge useful

However, I found Josh’s thought quite convincing as it answered my concern about authoring (one element of SLATES model) in the enterprise context.  In his blog post, Josh argued that one of the strong point of Wiki, “the free control over content” can lead to unaccountability, which can be solved by the “log-based management” of a blog (authority and responsibility of a blogger over his post).

From these arguments, I decided to continue to design a wiki for my department with more attention paid to content management, e.g. different levels of authority and revision tracking. A blog will still be applied, possibly for improving relationship with our users.


I came across this interesting post while surfing the net for some introductory materials on Enterprise 2.0. The metaphor that Thomas Vander Wal used to compare these two terms is really fascinating:

“the difference between Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 is like the difference building a tunnel through rock and tunnel under water”

This in some distances help answer my inquiry raised after reading the article “Enterprise 2.0: The Dawn of Emergent Collaboration” by Andrew P. McAfee, which is about the element “Authoring” in the SLATES infastructure.

At first, I was so inspired by the usefulness of Web 2.0, especially wikis, for enterprises and organizations. I have been attacked by emails from my department’s account, which  is a collective one for more than 14 members. Emails travel back and forth, annoying some people who are not ‘guilty’ of the issues. I intended to advocate for the replacement of this email account with a wiki. However, there emerge a new matter: How can we encourage a enthusiatic but productive participation to improve the quality of the enterprise knowledge?

The rapidly increasing numbers of blogs and wikis can serve as a convincing argument for the fact that ‘people has a desire to author’ as mentioned by McAfee in the page 24 of the article. However, the major theme of these blogs and wikis is for personal purposes (e.g. sharing photos or favourite materials, updating news, etc.).

A ‘push’ for the start, orientation activities for the long lasting life, maybe?

Welcome to my blog!

“Enterprise 2.o” is my elective for this semester. I am so eager to join in the journey to a new world of web 2.0 and its applications.

Let’s start!

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