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Social Media Research: Wikis

A guide to conducting scholarly research on social media.

Social Media

Social media encompasses a broad variety of websites, including social networking sites, blogs, wikis, photo sharing, social reading, and more.

Most of the sites on this page fall into more than one category, so it is important to keep that in mind when conducting research on social media.

Wikis

According to Cole (2003), "a wiki is an editable website that is created incrementally by users working collaboratively" (p. 142). Wikipedia is the most famous example, but others include:

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