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 ====== What is a Wiki? ====== ====== What is a Wiki? ======
-"A wiki is a Web application whose content is collaboratively added, updated, and organized by its users." (Mitchell)+Mithat Konar
  
-The emphasis in a wiki is on: +2013-03-11
-  * Letting all users create pages quickly. +
-  * Making it easy to link pages to each other.+
  
-===== Open vs. closed =====+===== Definitions ===== 
 +  * **wiki**: //"a Web application whose content is collaboratively added, updated, and organized by its users."// (Mitchell) 
 +  * Emphasis in a wiki is on: 
 +    * Letting users create pages quickly. 
 +    * Making it easy to link pages to each other. 
 +  * **wiki engine**: the program that runs a wiki. 
 +  * **wiki markup language**: simple text-based system for writing pages.
  
-  * Wikis can be completely **open**--meaning //anyone// can edit pages. 
-  * A wiki can also be **closed**--meaning you must have an account to //edit// the wiki 
-  * Or **private**--meaning you must have an account to //view// the wiki. 
  
 ===== History ===== ===== History =====
-"Wikis can be dated to 1995, when American computer programmer Ward Cunningham created a new collaborative technology for organizing information on Web sites. Using a Hawaiian term meaning 'quick,' he called this new software WikiWikiWeb." (Britannica) +//"Wikis can be dated to 1995, when American computer programmer Ward Cunningham created a new collaborative technology for organizing information on Web sites. Using a Hawaiian term meaning 'quick,' he called this new software WikiWikiWeb."// (Britannica)
  
 ===== Typical wiki features ===== ===== Typical wiki features =====
 +  * Easy writing
 +  * Editing history
 +  * Editing protection
  
 ===== Easy writing ===== ===== Easy writing =====
-The central feature of a wiki is that it "supports hyperlinks and has a simple text syntax for creating new pages and crosslinks between internal pages on the fly." (Wiki: What Is Wiki.) +  * Central features of a wiki markup language: 
- +    * simple text syntax for creating new pages 
-  **wiki markup language**: a simple text-based system for writing pages. +    * simple text syntax for creating crosslinks between internal pages 
-  **wiki engine**: the program that runs a wiki +    support for hyperlinks 
-  * Each wiki engine tends to have its own markup language--but with similar features+  * Each wiki engine tends to have its own markup language. 
-  * [[http://www.wikicreole.org/|Creole]]an attempt to create a standard markup language for wikis. +    * [[http://www.wikicreole.org/|Creole]] is an attempt to create a standard markup language for wikis. 
 + 
 ===== Easy writing ===== ===== Easy writing =====
  
-Sometimes, a **toolbar** will be provided on the editing screen with icons to insert the most commonly used markup.+  * Sometimes, a **toolbar** will be provided on the editing screen with icons to insert the most commonly used markup
 +  * Sometimes a wiki will supply a **WYSIWYG** interface for writing pages, similar to what you would find in a word processor
  
-Sometimes a wiki will supply a **WYSIWYG** interface for writing pages, similar to what you would find in a word processor+===== Editing history ===== 
 +  * Many wiki engines maintain a **history** of your page editing. 
 +    * Every change you make to a page is kept track of so you can compare the current version to an older one. 
 +    * Especially important in an open wiki in case someone makes some really bad changes--on purpose or by accident.
  
-===== Page history ===== +===== Editing protection ===== 
-Many wikis also maintain a **history** of your page editing. +  Wikis can be 
-  Every change you make to a page is kept track of so you can compare the current version to an older one. +    * **open**: //anyone// can view and edit pages 
-  Especially important in an open wiki in case someone makes some really bad changes--on purpose or by accident.+    **closed**: anyone can view pages, you must have an account to edit pages 
 +    **private**: you must have an account to view and edit the wiki
  
 ===== Ways to get a wiki of your own ===== ===== Ways to get a wiki of your own =====
-It is easy to create your own wiki. +  * It is easy to create your own wiki. 
- +  * Two choices:  
-You generally have two choices:  +    Use a hosted service. 
-  use a hosted service +    Install a service yourself.
-  install a service yourself+
  
 ===== Hosted service ===== ===== Hosted service =====
-There are a number of services that let you create a wiki on their servers--many for no cost. +  * There are a number of service providers that let you create a wiki on their servers (often at no cost)
- +  * //Pro//:
-  * Pro:+
     * They've done the hard work of setting up the service for you.     * They've done the hard work of setting up the service for you.
-  * Cons: +  * //Cons//
-    * Typically will insert advertising into your pages to make money+    * Typically will insert advertising into your pages to make money.
     * Many limit the number and/or size of pages in their free offerings.     * Many limit the number and/or size of pages in their free offerings.
     * May go out of business--and take your wiki with them!     * May go out of business--and take your wiki with them!
  
 ===== Hosted service ===== ===== Hosted service =====
-Some popular hosted wiki services include+  * Popular hosted wiki services: 
- +    * [[http://www.wikia.com|Wikia]] 
-  * [[http://www.wikia.com|Wikia]] +    * [[http://www.wikihost.org|wikihost.org]] 
-  * [[http://www.wikihost.org|wikihost.org]] +    * [[http://www.wikispot.org/|wiki spot]] 
-  * [[http://www.wikispot.org/|wiki spot]] +    * [[http://www.wikispaces.com/|Wikispaces]]
-  * [[http://www.wikispaces.com/|Wikispaces]]+
  
 ===== Self-installed service ===== ===== Self-installed service =====
-To install your own wiki service, you will need to have an account with a [[wp>Web hosting service]].Then you can usually install a wiki engine by uploading the needed files or sometimes just enabling an engine in the Web host's control panel. +  * To install your own wiki service, you will need to have an account with a [[wp>Web hosting service]]. 
- +  * Then you can usually install a wiki engine by uploading the needed files or sometimes just enabling an engine in the Web host's control panel. 
-  * Pro: your wiki will be free from advertising and won't have space and other limitations. +  * //Pro// 
-  * Con: you may have to fix any problems that come up and make backups yourself.+    * Your wiki will be free from advertising and won't have space and other limitations. 
 +  * //Con// 
 +    * You may have to fix any problems that come up and make backups yourself.
  
 ===== Self-installed service ===== ===== Self-installed service =====
-Some popular and/or easy to install wiki engines include: +  * Popular and/or easy to install wiki engines include: 
-  * [[http://dokuwiki.org/|Dokuwiki]] +    * [[http://dokuwiki.org/|Dokuwiki]] 
-  * [[http://lionwiki.0o.cz/|LionWiki]] +    * [[http://lionwiki.0o.cz/|LionWiki]] 
-  * [[http://www.pmwiki.org/|PmWiki]]+    * [[http://www.pmwiki.org/|PmWiki]] 
 +    * [[http://www.mediawiki.org|MediaWiki]]
  
-===== References =====+===== References/sources =====
 Mitchell, Scott. "Easy Wiki Hosting, Scott Hanselman's blog, and Snagging Screens." MSDN | Microsoft Development, Subscriptions, Resources, and More. Microsoft, Inc., 1 July 2008. Web. 29 Mar. 2011. <http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc700339.aspx>. Mitchell, Scott. "Easy Wiki Hosting, Scott Hanselman's blog, and Snagging Screens." MSDN | Microsoft Development, Subscriptions, Resources, and More. Microsoft, Inc., 1 July 2008. Web. 29 Mar. 2011. <http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc700339.aspx>.
  
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