Wikis as a Collaboration Tool

The term wiki comes from the Hawaiian phrase wiki wiki, which means “quick,” “fast,” “speedy,” or “hurry.” Wiki originated from the work of Ward Cunningham, who created the first wiki called WikiWikiWeb in 1995. The best-known example of a wiki is Wikipedia, the world’s largest online encyclopedia constructed by users. Many other examples of wikis can be found in nearly every domain, including business, industry, and education. Wikis are a type of Web 2.0 technologies that enable people to share information, collaborate, and communicate with each other. Wikis are a type of social software that includes blogs, forums, podcasting, social networking, social bookmarking, Flickr, Facebook, and More specifically, a wiki is a collection of webpages that are continuously edited collaboratively by multiple users. As ...

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