Wiki is short for WikiWiki, which means quick or hurry in Hawaiian Creole. Inventor: Ward Cunningham, of Cunningham & Cunningham, Inc.
Wikis are a type of collaboration software, a group collaboration space, that makes information sharing easy, and uses few resources. They let you easily create your own Internet, intranet, or extranet communities for collaboration or static message posting. Uses: managing projects, sharing documents, planning events, working remotely, closing deals across wide areas, clubs (aircraft, cars, food, investment), user groups, study groups, K-12 and college classes, software development (open or closed source), focus groups, committees, family, friends, and anyone else who wishes or needs to share ideas.
Wikis were originally invented, and propagated, in the open source community, but some newer variants have closed source features and versions.
Please do NOT submit wikis focused on particular fields, topics or issues; rather, they belong in the more broad topical category the wiki covers.
Wikis or wiki pages with lists of other wikis.
Tools for interacting with wikis.
Sites or pages about the phenomenon of inappropriate link postings (spam) on editable webpages called wikis.
Wikispam is an interesting and unique problem, as the most obvious solutions are culturally unacceptable to Wiki communities which pride themself on universal access to edit and update information.
Software for running wiki sites.
A wiki farm is a site that offers hosting for wikis, often free, often created easily using their own custom software.
Please only submit sites offering wiki hosting to this category.