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Selasa, 03 Mei 2011

Wiki - Wiki

Wiggling The Wiki World

The term ‘wiki’ or ‘wiki-wiki’ is taken from a Hawaiian word that means is ‘quick’. According to the creator, Ward Cunningham, Wiki is the simplest online database that could possibly work.
The real thing is far from simple. Wiki is a piece of server software that allows user to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser. Wiki support hyperlinks and has simple text syntax for creating new pages and crosslink between internal pages easily. Wiki allows its contributor to edit other contributor content. And as the collaboration process is gaining more popularity these days, so is wiki
The first ever Wiki site was created for the Portland Pattern Repository in 1995. That site now hosts ten of thousand of page and remains one of the most popular wiki site
Other most popular Wiki site is Wikipedia, the online collaborative encyclopedia. This is the best way to find information on the net. It’s like having your own library and more. Just write the search string(s) and in a split second you’ll have the information delivered to the computer screen.
Wiki is free and its comprehensive. It contains almost every information anybody can think of. And if you cannot find something, just add that topic yourself.
And since everybody is building the site together, you can also expect find Wikipedia in several different language. You can find Indonesia version here http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/
There are too many things on wiki to be covered here. You can find more on the net via Wikipedia site.

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