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 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 competes with PBworks, Wetpaint, Wikia, and Google Sites (formerly JotSpot).[2] It was among the largest wiki hosts.[citation needed]

In September 2014, TSL Education announced that free hosting of non-educational wikis would cease. These wikis face a 14 November 2014 shutdown deadline. Only wikis used exclusively in K-12 or higher education will remain free.[3]

Private wikis with advanced features for businesses, non-profits and educators are available for an annual fee. Wikispaces has also given away more than 100,000 premium wikis to K-12 educators.[4]

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. ^ Wan, Tony (March 4, 2014). "TSL Education acquires Wikispaces". EdSurge. 
  2. ^ Singel, Ryan (September 7, 2006). "Veni, vidi, wiki". Wired News. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ http://blog.wikispaces.com/2014/09/wikispaces-is-no-longer-offering-free-non-education-wikis.html
  4. ^ Terdiman, Daniel (September 15, 2008). "A quarter million teachers to get free wikis". CNET. 

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