Whats a Wiki?
A wiki is a website that is easily updated thought a web interface. Wiki means “fast” which is meant to decsribe how easy it is to update the content.
They are generally collaborative in nature, and are often used to create a knowledge base for a group of people.
They are also often used to create a family tree, or a family history.
Wikis can house documents, images, videos, code, and other media. Some can also be used to create dynamic reports and pages from your data. They can link to outside websites, and can be used to create a knowledge base for your business.
Why use a wiki?
Wiki’s offer a number of advantages over other types of websites. They are easy to update, and easy to share. They are also easy to search, and easy to navigate. If you have regular content updates, a wiki is a great solution. If you need to document a process, a solution, a problem, a wiki is a great documentation solution.
Well Known Wikis
Wikipedia is the most well known wiki. It runs a the Mediawiki software. It is a free online encyclopedia that anyone can edit. It is a great example of how a wiki can be used collaboratively to create a knowledge base. The knowledge base could be anything, your busieness processes, your family history, or your family tree.
Some wikis, like the Semantic Mediawiki, offer database style querying on your data allowing you to create dynamic reports and pages from your data.
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