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February 12, 2008

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Wiki - What?!

"A 'wiki' is a webpage with an edit button*"

The AIDS.gov team loves wikis—but we aren't so crazy about the term "wiki" itself. Why? Because we get blank stares when we tell others how wikis have made our lives easier. Many of our colleagues do not know what a wiki is—and neither did we, six months ago. But now we're hooked!

We have also been impressed by how wikis have dramatically improved communication and collaboration among public health officials—particularly among those working on pandemic flu. To help us learn more, we talked with Dr. Greg Dworkin, the founding editor of the well-known Flu Wiki Exit Disclaimer. We also talked to David Weekly, CEO and co-founder of PBwiki Exit Disclaimer.

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