Wiki - Collaboration workspace

Wiki software, used to construct this website and others, is designed from the ground up not only to allow for collaborative input from users of the site, but to encourage it. “Wiki Wiki” is a Polynesian term for “quick”, and Wiki sites are super-quick to use and update. The most renowned is the Wikipedia, at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page, which is an enormous encyclopedia developed entirely by its expert users. It is a shining and triumphant example of the web’s capacity for constructive anarchy.

A wiki uses software that is installed on the web-hosting server to create a website that can be edited by anyone who has the password and access to the internet. There’s no software to download, and maintaining the text of a page requires no knowlege of html or programming.

And this Wiki could be our collaborative workspace. Or we could use another one, or we could set a new one up. It all depends on what we want a wiki to do.

What you can do

  • Use the links along the sidebar to navigate.
  • Try it yourself ← that link will take you to the “Sandbox”, where you can play around and try stuff out all you like.
  • Create a new page: Create A Link to a page, and thereby create that page (really, that’s how you do it!) if it doesn’t already exist.
  • If you need help making changes, click the “Wiki Help” tab - there are links to some very clear instructions there.

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Last edited by TeganDowling.   Page last modified on August 18, 2006

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