Wikispaces

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Wikispaces
Type Private
Industry Dot-com
Founded 2005
Headquarters San Francisco, United States
Key people James Byers, Adam Frey (co-founders), Dominick Bellizzi
Products Wiki hosting
Employees 10
Website www.wikispaces.com

Wikispaces is a free web hosting service (sometimes called a wiki farm) based in San Francisco, California. Launched by Tangient LLC in March 2005, Wikispaces was purchased by TSL Education in March 2014.[1] It is among the largest wiki hosts, competing with PBworks, Wetpaint, Wikia, and Google Sites (formerly JotSpot).[2]

Private wikis with advanced features for businesses, non-profits and educators are available for an annual fee. As of March 2008, they had more than 920,000 registered members and hosted more than 390,000 wikis.[3] By March 2009, that number had increased to over 2.2 million registered members and more than 900,000 wikis.[4] Wikispaces has also given away more than 100,000 premium wikis to K-12 educators.[5]

Since 2010 Wikispaces have cooperated with web 2.0 education platform Glogster EDU. Glogster EDU embeds Glogs into Wikispaces services.

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  1. ^ TSL Education Acquires Wikispaces (2014)
  2. ^ Veni, Vidi, Wiki" Wired (2014)
  3. ^ "Wikispaces Turns Three". blog.wikispaces.com. March 1, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Wikispaces Birthday Week: Site Statistics". blog.wikispaces.com. March 18, 2009. 
  5. ^ "A quarter million teachers to get free wikis" CNET (2008)

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