Wiki- A Brief History: Warn Cunningham created the first wiki in 1994, and released it in 1995, in order to facilitate communication between software developers. He chose "WikiWikiWeb" as the name based on his memories of the "Wiki Wiki Shuttle" at Honolulu International Airport, and because "wiki" is the Hawaiian word for "quick"
Ward Cunningham chose the name wiki and created the first wiki. According to Cunningham, "I chose wiki-wiki as an alliterative substitute for 'quick' and thereby avoided naming this stuff quick-web." He named it so because of quick and simple process of website creation. A wiki is a web site that is generally editable by anyone with a computer, a web browser, and an internet connection. Group members can work together to design and develop resources, solve problems and thus march forward. The detail about wiki may be read on this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki.
Wikis remind me of a story wherein the power of collboration and collective endeavour was emphasised. In the story when all the doves put their effort together, they could fly away with the net which the bird catcher had kept for them. Wikis show that when individuals work together in collaboration, all problems can be solved. Today wiki lets you work in-group to collaborate for larger goals.
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Video Demo Link: On internet, there is a short excellent video available. A must watch if you want to understand what is wiki? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY. The video gives a short and interesting explanation of wikis and how they can be used to coordinate a group. In this sub units you will learn more details about wikis, Wikipedia, Wikibooks, wikisites googlesites, wikispaces, WikiEducator, pbwiki, wikispaces and Googlewiki.
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