Think Outside the BLOG

Stahmer, Tim
January 2006
Tech & Learning;Jan2006, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p28
The article presents information on wiki, a class of Web site. It informs that generally the web logs are used as the vehicles for an interactive exchange of ideas between a handful of people. But this blogs are seen less effective when a large number of people want to collaborate, contribute and easily find information on a given topic. In such cases the use of wiki will work. Being a class of web site it allows the authorized users to create and modify pages. Another use is that it allows the user to search for information. It can also describe the software that makes the site possible. Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia with articles that are written and edited by site visitors can be cited as an example for wiki. It is an open-source reference book houses comprising more than 1.5 million articles. It has completed four years of experimentation and is growing fast with 60 million visitors a day. Wikipedia has produced many relevant and related projects including Wiktionary, an online multilingual dictionary. Another important project is Wikisource, a repository of open-source texts.


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