Friday, May 2, 2008
Subject: WIKI = "What I Know Is" [sc!]
A wiki (sometimes spelled "Wiki"- comes from the word "wikiwiki," which means "fast" in the Hawaiian language ") is a software program that resides on a server. This software allows users to collaborate in forming the content of a Web site. By using a regular Web browser, any user can edit content within the wiki, including other users' contributions. By virtue of the fact that wiki content is open to manipulation by any user, a wiki Web site must operate on a principle of collaborative trust. It also must operate on the assumption that anyone who provides content to the wiki has validated that their content is factual. A wiki allows a visitor to the "wikified" Web site to edit the content of the site from their own computer. Visitors can also create new content and change the organization of existing content. The simplest wiki programs allow editing of text and hyperlinks only. More advanced wikis make it possible to add or change images, tables, and certain interactive components such as games.
Posted by Unknown at 18:48