Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetInternetWikipedia · 1 decade ago

What does Wiki mean??

What does Wiki mean or stand for online? (As in Wikipedia, Wikihow, ect.. NOT 90's rap songs "wiki-wiki":)

8 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    it's a website or similar online resource which allows users to add and edit content collectively.

  • 4 years ago

    Comes from the software first used to make such pages (called WikiWikiWeb). Wiki is a Hawaiian word meaning "fast". It's been backronymed (first a cool word, then we find out what the letters should shorten) to "What I Know Is". A Wiki is a site that allows people to add, edit and expand pages. A typical example is WikiPedia. Wikis have become very popular, maybe because the users -- not the owner -- write the page, thus saving the owner from doing the work. Of course, there often need to be a moderator to fix vandalism. Personally I think Wikis are being overused. Every site shall now be a Wiki (like every site once should have animated buttons... have blinking/moving text... be framed... have a "ENTER" picture... have roll-overs... be a blog... be a discussion board...), but not all types of sites or types of content are really suited to let the users write it themselves.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Any collaborative website that users can easily modify via the web, typically without restriction. A wiki allows anyone, using a web browser, to edit, delete or modify content that has been placed on the site, including the work of other authors. This has been found to work surprisingly well since contributors tend to be more numerous and persistent than vandals and old versions of pages are always available.

    Text is entered using a simple mark-up language which is then rendered as HTML. A feature common to many of the different implementations is that any word in mixed case LikeThis is automatically turned into a link to a page of that name, which may or may not exist (similar to the linking in this dictionary).

    In contrast, a web log, typically authored by an individual, does not allow visitors to change the original posted material, only add comments.

    Wiki wiki means "quick" in Hawaiian. The first wiki was created by Ward Cunningham in 1995.

  • 3 years ago

    What Does Wikis Mean

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  • 1 decade ago

    Wiki is a piece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser. Wiki supports hyperlinks and has a simple text syntax for creating new pages and crosslinks between internal pages on the fly.

    Wiki is unusual among group communication mechanisms in that it allows the organization of contributions to be edited in addition to the content itself.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Aloha from Down Unda!

    After living in Hawa!! fer bout 23 yrs, I tawt it meant 'quick'!

    Best wishes~

    Source(s): mikewondoctrine
  • 1 decade ago

    it allows others to post descriptions or definitions

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