Wikiculture

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Wikiculture is a neologism that refers to a wiki being a mechanism by which people flexibly interact with each other on a regular basis, and thus form a culture. The internet's worldwide range, along with the the wiki's trademark ease-of-use, merge to provide a platform for extremely cosmopolitan and multicultural collaboration and interaction; thereby a shaping culture not limited by the borders that historically have limited other cultures.

It is this created culture, far more than the technology itself, that is the true value of a wiki-connected social group like Wikipedia.