A wiki is a website designed so that its users may easily add, modify, or delete content via web browsers, usually either via simple markup language or an in-browser rich text editor. Although the concept and software for the first wiki appeared as early as 1994, it wasn’t until the early 2000s that the wiki structure took off and became a popular tool for collaborative work.
Although the wiki concept is best known via Wikipedia, the enormous collaborative virtual encyclopedia, wikis are just as frequently used for smaller and more personal projects. One iteration of the wiki structure, TiddlyWiki, is even optimized enough to run off a single HTML document stored on a removable device.
For more information about setting up your own wiki, check out the following articles from How-To Geek:
- By Jason Fitzpatrick on 02/5/13