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From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :
Any collaborative website that users can easily modify via
the web, often without restriction. A wiki allows anyone, using a
web browser, to create, edit or delete content that has been
placed on the site, including the work of other authors.
Text is entered using some simple mark-up language which is
then rendered as HTML. A feature common to many of the
different implementations is that any word in mixed case
LikeThis (a "wikiword") is rendered as a link to a page of
that name, which may or may not exist.
Wikis work surprisingly well. The most famous example,
Wikipedia (referred to as "wiki" by some), is one of the most
visited sites on the web. Contributors tend to be more numerous
and more persistent than vandals, and old versions of pages are
always available. Like many simple concepts, open editing has
profound effects on usage. Allowing everyday users to create and
edit any page encourages democratic use of the web and promotes
content composition by nontechnical users.
In contrast, a web log, typically authored by an individual,
does not allow visitors to change the original posted
material, only add comments.
Wiki wiki means "quick" in Hawaiian. The first wiki was
created by Ward Cunningham in 1995.
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