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Wiki Sites

 "Wiki" is a Hawaiian word meaning "fast".

Ward Cunningham, the developer of the first wiki software, WikiWikiWeb, originally described it as "the simplest online database that could possibly work".

wiki (wick-ee) is a website that allows the easy creation and editing of any number of interlinked web pages by multiple users.

They are written in a simplified markup language or a WYSIWYG text editor.Wikis are usually powered by special  wiki software.  

Uses of Wiki Sites
  • They can be used to create collaborative wiki websites - in other words ones where many people add to the content - like Wikipedia.
  • They can also be used to power community websites - where people register and share ideas - like forums and chat rooms.
  • They can be very valuable for personal note taking, or use within corporate intranets, and in knowledge management systems.

The vid-clip below explains how useful a Wiki can be...