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What is a Wiki?

Tip: A wiki is a special Web site that allows users to learn and eve to modify content. Wikis are good for collaboration - a way for a group to work on a common document in a common location. WikiNews - a collaborative newspaper. Wikipedia - a collaborative encyclopedia. Wiktionary - a collaborative
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A wiki is a special Web site that allows users to learn and eve to modify content. Wikis are good for collaboration - a way for a group to work on a common document in a common location.

  • WikiNews - a collaborative newspaper.
  • Wikipedia - a collaborative encyclopedia.
  • Wiktionary - a collaborative dictionary.
  • Wikispecies - a collaborative research project on the open directory of different species.
  • WikiBooks - free open content textbooks, manuals, and other texts.
  • WikiQuotes - where you can find most any quote or add a quote.

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