Wiki – mania


Wikis are websites that anyone can edit. It is another unique product of the online revolution.

One of the neatest projects that has come out of this is Wikipedia – an online, community-created and edited encyclopedia. In concept it is just like traditional encylopedias. The primary difference is that the authors are anyone who chooses to contribute. You can look up an area of your own expertise in the Wikipedia, and if you so choose, can add or edit an entry to your liking. Try it – you’ll be hooked!

Wikipedia has been out for about 4 years now – I’ve used it some in the past. In the first 12 hours at NECC, I’ve heard at least a half-dozen references to it, so I thought it would be a good one to bring up here.