Archive for July, 2003

Wiki Wiki Web

Tuesday, July 1st, 2003

wiki. To hurry, hasten; quick, fast, swift.

–Hawaiian Dictionary, Revised and Enlarged Edition

What is Wiki?

A Wiki Wiki Web is a web site that the users build for themselves.

Even the inventor of Wiki doesn’t quite know how to define it, but it could be described as a system for collaborative web publishing that allows web site visitors to edit and update web pages. Visitors edit the site through their browsers with no need for any special tools or even any knowledge of HTML. It allows people to contribute actively to the information provided by the site - maybe making a correction, adding new content, or venturing a different opinion. (more…)