What is a Wiki?


A wiki is a website that allows collaborative editing of its content and structure by its user. What Are Wikis, and Why Should You Use Them used this quote:

“The idea of a “Wiki” may seem odd at first, but dive in, explore its links and it will soon seem familiar. “Wiki” is a composition system; it’s a discussion medium; it’s a repository; it’s a mail system; it’s a tool for collaboration. We don’t know quite what it is, but we do know it’s a fun way to communicate asynchronously across the network.”
Ward Cunningham

What Cunningham means is that a Wiki system is not something familiar to us, but it is so easy to use that it will be. A wiki is the medium in which we communication and bring out thoughts and ideas together to make one thought while also having fun.

Easy to Use

What is a Wiki explains the ease of a Wiki as “This simple formatting syntax means that authors no longer need to learn the complexities of HTML to create content on the web.” Meaning that users are not using HTML to create pages from nothing but a blank page. In a wiki these things are previously created. How Wikis Work states “Ward Cunningham created the first wiki in 1995. His “WikiWikiWeb” lets software developers create a library of “software patterns.” In which his WikiWikiWeb is still active today.

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