Brian (digibri) wrote,

The wonderful world of Wiki

Wiki is changing the world.
Sure, it's not converting all the spent depleted uranium ammunition used
in the last decade to harmless H2O overnight. However, not all revolutions
need be that dramatic. Then again perhaps the Wiki revolution is that dramatic,
but is merely slower...

Wiki software is about sharing; sharing knowledge,
sharing experience, sharing culture, and exchanging information and ideas freely.
It does not require you to install anything on your computer. A Wiki is a web site.
All you need to use a Wiki is a web browser.

I've long known about Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia.
However I did not know about these other exciting Wikis:

  • Wiktionary (a freedictionary)

  • Wikisource (a collection of public domain or FDL-licensed texts)

  • Wikibooks (free textbooks for schools and universities)

  • Wikiquote (a collection of notable quotations)

  • Wikitravel (a free, complete, up-to-date and reliable world-wide travel guide)

All these projects are based on wiki technology: they are open
knowledge bases which can be improved by anyone.

Use them. Enjoy them. Embrace sharing.


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