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The Wonderful World of Wikis
The Wonderful World of Wikis
The Wonderful World of Wikis
The Wonderful World of Wikis
The Wonderful World of Wikis
The Wonderful World of Wikis
The Wonderful World of Wikis
The Wonderful World of Wikis
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The Wonderful World of Wikis

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What They Are and How They Work

What They Are and How They Work

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    • 1. The Wonderful World of Wikis What They Are and How They Work
    • 2. The Internet
      • Question:
      • What is the primary purpose of the internet?
    • 3. The Internet
      • Answer:
      • To find and share information with others.
    • 4. Wikis to the Rescue
      • Wikis meet the need to share info
      • Everyone can create and edit
      • All wiki visitors can view
      • Examples: Wikiquote, Wiktionary …. and
    • 5. The Most Famous of them All
      • www.wikipedia.org
      • Online encyclopedia
      • Anyone can create or edit
      • Anyone can view
      • Over 1 million entries
      • Ten languages
    • 6. Is Wikipedia Accurate?
      • Communal intelligence
      • Volunteers check accuracy
      • Comparable to Encyclopedia Brittanica
      • Can be prone to abuse
      • Some teachers ban its use
    • 7. Internal Wikis
      • Companies set up for internal use:
        • Technical support
        • Training purposes
        • Project collaboration
    • 8. How do Wikis Work?
      • Popularity = need for global servers
      • Anyone can edit or add to an entry
      • Changes “live” immediately
      • Revision history shown
      • Topic change alerts available
      • Administrative privileges for some
    • 9. In Conclusion
      • Wikis are a great way to share information
      • Check other sources for accuracy
      • Give them a try

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