Wikipedia:Success factors

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The success factors of Wikipedia can be divided into User, Knowledge and Technology factors.


User factors: - Openness - Computer Skills - Motivation - Neutrality - Flat hierarchy

Knowledge factors: - Type of knowledge - Fast changing rate - Peer review

Technology factors: - Easy usability - Fast access - Infinite reach, multilingual - Flexible structure - Safe

All these factors play together to accomplish the goal of successful knowledge creation and knowledge sharing.