Wiki use by Government - Topics A-Z
Topics A-Z listing of articles and resources about the use of wiki websites by government to allow collaboration on government initiatives by multiple authors using a web browser interface
Crowd-Sourced Wikis for Government
Social collaboration tools can welcome interested people to contribute ideas that help your agency develop policy. Hear how Ontario, Canada, used a social innovation wiki to gather public input for a policy paper on Social Innovation that helped them implement Ontario’s social innovation strategy.
This category last updated: 19 July 2012
Do we need a governmentwide wiki?
- By Joseph Marks. NextGov, July 13, 2012. "Government wikis such as the State Department's Diplopedia and the intelligence community's Intellipedia aim to be go-to resources for federal employees to get information about internal or external matters, such as how to organize a particular report or where colleagues in a reorganized bureau landed..."
GSA wiki sets bad example
- By Alice Lipowicz. Federal Computer Week, October 5, 2011. "The General Services Administration is setting a bad example on how to monitor its public-facing social media websites, according to a new audit report from the agency’s Office of Inspector General.
While the GSA is increasingly utilizing social media to make its public communications more transparent and participatory, it is falling short on protecting against spam, inappropriate comments and configuration errors, the Sept. 28 report states..."
Emergency 2.0 Wiki Project blog site
- "The aim of this site is to provide an information hub to keep you up to date as we journey to turning the vision into a reality. Vision - To empower the community with the knowledge to use web2.0 and social media in emergency communications. Purpose - The Emergency 2.0 Wiki will be a new collaborative model for sharing and advancing knowledge on utilising web2.0 and social media in emergency management.
Emergency 2.0 Wiki launched for global collaborative input
- by Eileen Culleton. Emergency 2.0 Wiki, August 23, 2011. "Tonight the Emergency 2.0 Wiki launched for global collaborative input via an online blitz! Launching from the Local Disaster Coordination Centre in Brisbane Australia, the Wiki Working Group are on our laptops, mobile phones and notebooks, tweeting, posting discussions and blogging!
In early 2011 the world experienced unprecedented disasters – the Queensland floods, Cyclone Yasi, the Christchurch earthquake, the Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis and the US tornados. During this time we witnessed the power of social media used to send instant warnings to save lives, to share realtime information, and to enable the community to help one another..."
A Shift in Thinking on Enterprise Wikis
- by Nicholas Charney. Governing People, November 5, 2010. "Whenever I explain why someone should use a wiki I usually come back to this graphic created by NASA... Wikis, according to NASA, are designed (or at least deployed) to help mitigate the problems associated with document coordination via email. Whenever I show people this image, they immediately identify with the problems associated with document coordination and coauthoring via email..."
DHS plans cybersecurity wiki
- Tool would help agencies, cybersecurity centers coordinate efforts, By Ben Bain. Federal Computer Week, August 13, 2009. "The Homeland Security Department plans to develop a 'cyber ops wiki' that agencies can use to improve collaboration on cybersecurity efforts, according to a notice from the department. The wiki will be used by DHS' National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) and the six other federal cybersecurity centers as a collaboration tool and a way to develop improved situational awareness, communication and information sharing..."
Army to test wiki-style changes to 7 manuals
- by Gina Cavallaro. Army Times, Monday June 29, 2009. "If you've ever read an Army manual and thought you could make it better if only the Army would give you a chance, your moment has arrived. In early July the Army will conduct a 90-day online test using seven existing manuals that every soldier, from private to general officer, will have the opportunity to read and modify in a 'wiki'-style environment..."
They Want To Work For You Wiki
- Anyone can edit this directory of candidates standing for the Parliament of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The aim of this wiki is to create a complete guide to each and every candidate planning to stand for Parliament in the next UK General election.
Control and Community: A Case Study of Enterprise Wiki Usage
- by Matthew C. Clarke. Boxes and Arrows, 4 May 2009. "There are a wide variety of uses for Wikis and a level of interest in using them that's matched by an extensive range of Wiki software. Wikis introduce to the Internet a collaborative model that not only allows, but explicitly encourages, broad and open participation. The idea that anyone can contribute reflects an assumption that both content quantity and quality will arise out of the 'wisdom of the crowd'. There are, however, negative effects of this extreme openness. One problem is the deliberate vandalism of Wiki pages. Another is that even those with no destructive intent may yet degrade the quality of a Wiki’s content through lack of knowledge or skill..."
Worst Practices for Managing Wikis in Organizations
- Wikis in Organizations - From Invention to Innovation, July 22, 2008. "... Instead of doing what others do best, try avoiding what others do worst. It is much more harder to follow best practices than to stay away from worst practices. With respect to managing wikis in organizations, then, here are the top 3 worst practices..."
Official: Federal Web 2.0 tools should evolve
- By Doug Beizer. Federal Computer Week, March 11, 2009. "Government Web 2.0 tools such as Intellipedia should evolve beyond being collaboration tools used merely as a reference when evaluating information, said Chris Rasmussen, knowledge manager at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, at the FOSE trade show in Washington today..."
Intellipedia becomes more user-friendly
- By Doug Beizer. Federal Computer Week, March 10, 2009. "A new interface now makes it easier to collaborate and edit content on the intelligence community's Intellipedia site, officials from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said today at the FOSE trade show in Washington..."
Who's using wikis
- By John Zyskowski. Federal Computer Week, January 26, 2009. Profiles a selection of US government wikis showing a variety of uses.
Government finally opts to be Internet friendly, creates own version of Wikipedia
- Federal employees can post, comment and edit articles submitted by peers, experts, by Vito Pilieci, Canwest News Service, The Gazette, November 19, 2008. "... At the annual Government in Technology conference, federal officials took the wraps off the government's internal version of the popular online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, which it calls GCpedia..."
- Developed by Vasco Furtado, Professor at the University of Fortaleza, Brazil. Wikicrimes uses wiki software integrated with Google Maps for posting crime incidents. User's must be registered to report a crime. Driven from the ground up the philosophy behind the site is based on citizens sharing information with one another.