what is a wiki?

what is a wiki? what are the benefits of using a wiki and the issues that need to be considered?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Wiki is a web page which is easily edited.

    It is often a term which can refer to an internal knowledge base.

    It can be very useful if several people are working on the same or similar thing. Such as an IT call centre. The big issue you need to address is who can update and add to the ever increasing knowledge base. The more people you have adding the more chance for inappropriate or inaccurate information being added. Also how technical and indepth it is and how relevant it is to your audience needs to be considered otherwise it won't be used. Therefore you may want to consider how you would vet what goes on.

    The other major problem is that as it grows it needs to be easy to get the information back out again otherwise it will not be used. A good search and indexing system is essential.

    Probably the biggest example is the one that would immediately come to mind which is Wikipedia:


    The benefits if managed correctly can be great in bringing and sharing ideas among people

  • 1 decade ago

    A wiki is software that allows users to create, edit, and link web pages easily. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. They are being installed by businesses to provide affordable and effective Intranets and for Knowledge Management. Ward Cunningham, developer of the first wiki, WikiWikiWeb, originally described it as "the simplest online database that could possibly work".[1] One of the best known wikis is Wikipedia.[2]

  • 1 decade ago

    Do you mean a wiki woo, if so it is an ancient Byzantine term for an immigrant

  • 1 decade ago

    Its like a Hatian only smaller.

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