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A typical Wiki environment allows any user to create or edit any page on the site, using basically any Web browser, and processes everything on the server. Wiki fosters a culture of shared authorship that is predicated on anonymity. While the combination of anonymity and unrestricted access can make exchange of ideas easy, it is not always conducive to effective collaboration. In fact, such an environment which requires the
entire collaboration process to take place in an open space often cannot adequately support collaboration, especially when Wiki is used in an open Internet, and independent thinking and clear understanding of the state of mind of each team member are critical to the collective goal. In this paper, we propose an extension to the Wiki collaboration model by implementing a private space on a distributed architecture, and report our results in an essay writing exercise. To simulate the conditions of open collaboration on the Internet, the experiment drew on the participation of a closed work group of 20 people that never met each other or had any contact with each other prior to the study.

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Chong, N. S., & Yamamoto, M. (2012). Using Many Wikis for Collaborative Writing. Journal of E-Learning and Knowledge Society, 2(1).