O'Reilly logo

WIKI by Alan J. Porter

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

8.6. Reaching Critical Mass

An argument can be made that at some point a wiki will reach a critical mass where it will become self-sustaining. For instance, consider Wikipedia: even though new information is being added and existing information edited all the time, there is really no more need to promote Wikipedia. In fact, growth in the number of people who contribute to this online encyclopedia has almost flat-lined. That is, while there may be different individual contributors over a given stretch of time, the actual overall number of contributors is fairly constant.

With most wikis the growth in the number of contributors in the early days may be slow, but as awareness increases you should expect to see a sudden upward trend. The most common ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required