wiki dumps from unreliable public and corporate sources, with data managementproblems and with complex algorithmic problems. Especially, the ability to hostthe analysis and visualization of diﬀerent wiki engines for the whole long tail of wikis is still a true challenge.Social networks in computer mediated communication have drawn also a lotof scientiﬁc attention, e.g. [5–7,1]. In this paper we concentrate on the dynamicanalysis of wikis, especially dynamic network analysis (DNA). DNA  is anemerging area of science advancing traditional social network analysis (SNA)by the idea that networks evolve over time in terms of changes of nodes inthe networks and changes of links between nodes. We argue in our paper thatDNA is applicable for wikis. For wiki users, wiki managers, and wiki hostingservices it is extremely important to know if wikis are still going to grow innumbers of authors, edits and wiki articles or if the wiki is going into a phaseof stagnation. It is important to know if and when non-existing articles will becreated and edited by users. When a node (wiki page, an editor, a URL) is‘important’ in the moment, will it stay important over the lifetime of the wikior will its importance change over time? If a network is heterogeneous will itbecome homogeneous after a while or will it be that way for ever?In the Web 2.0 not only wikis but also other new media have become tremen-dously successful [9–11]. By developing standard operations for handling Web2.0 data analysis and visualization we hope to encourage communities to ap-ply dynamic network analysis thus increasing their agency in a world where weleave billions of virtual footprints day by day. To serve the needs of diﬀerentstakeholders and communities in DNA we have developed a framework calledthe
. A MediaBase consists of three elements: (a) a collectionof crawlers specialized for distinguished Web 2.0 media like blogs, wikis, pods,feeds, and so on; (b) the crawlers feed multimedia databases with a commonmetamodel for all the diﬀerent media, artifacts, actors, and communities leadingto a community-oriented cross-media repository; (c) a collection of web-basedanalysis and visualization tools for DNA. Examples for MediaBases are availablefor technology enhanced learning communities (
),for German cultural science communities (
), and for the cul-tural heritage management of the UNESCO world heritage Bamyian Valley inAfghanistan (
introducedin this paper is part of the
.The rest of the paper is organized as follows. In Section 2 we analyze priorapproaches and open issues. In Section 3 we characterize wikis as social networkswhere DNA is applicable. Section 4 describes design and architecture of oursoftware prototype
. In Section 5 we are presenting the main resultsof our analysis of diﬀerent wikis. We conclude our paper with a discussion andan outlook on further research.