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[Hawaiian, wikiwiki = fast], a website designed to permit the development of information resources by creating hyperlinked webpages using software that accessed through a web browser. First devised and named by Ward Cunningham in 1995 when he created the WikiWikiWeb to record and share programming techniques, wikis generally use relatively simply markup (encoding for formatting) to enable the easy creation of content, and as a result typically produce relatively straightfoward webpage layouts. Wikis are usually collaborative, unlike most blogsblog,
short for web log, an online, regularly updated journal or newsletter that is readily accessible to the general public by virtue of being posted on a website. Blogs typically report and comment on topics of interest to the author, and are usually written and posted using
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, and may be found in a wide range of settings. They may, for example, be on the Internet and permit content creation and revision by any person, or may be on a company's internal network (intranet) and be accessible only to specific employees. The best known wiki is the online encyclopedia Wikipedia. See also hypertexthypertext,
technique for organizing computer databases or documents to facilitate the nonsequential retrieval of information. Related pieces of information are connected by preestablished or user-created links that allow a user to follow associative trails across the database.
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Any collaborative website that users can easily modify via the web, typically without restriction. A wiki allows anyone, using a web browser, to edit, delete or modify content that has been placed on the site, including the work of other authors. This has been found to work surprisingly well since contributors tend to be more numerous and persistent than vandals and old versions of pages are always available.

Text is entered using a 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 is automatically turned into a link to a page of that name, which may or may not exist (similar to the linking in this dictionary).

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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wiki

A website that can be quickly edited by its visitors with simple formatting rules. Developed by Ward Cunningham in the mid-1990s to provide collaborative discussions, there are several "wiki" tools on the market for creating such sites, including www.editme.com, www.seedwiki.com, www.socialtext.com and www.eurekster.net. Cunningham's site is http://c2.com/cgi/wiki. "Wiki wiki" means "quick" in Hawaiian. See Web 2.0 and Wikipedia.
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The focus group provided an opportunity for students to share their experience of using a Wiki.
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For those novices who hold onto a built-in prejudice toward wikis based on Wikipedia, where content and authorship fly in the face of tried-and-true library criteria for reliable sources, Pressley offers an excellent observation that underscores the adaptability that health sciences information professionals must embrace in the dynamic, fluid field of information:
Wikis ale Web pages (or, more simply, writing spaces) that allow multiple users to modify, edit, and add content.
This paper describes the application of wikis and podcasts in an undergraduate Principles of Management class at a Northeastern regional comprehensive university during a five-week summer session.
Classic or syntactic wikis are made up of text and untyped hyperlinks.