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From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  wiki
  
      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.
  
     http://wiki.org/)">wiki.org (http://wiki.org/).
  
     (2014-10-12)
  

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