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Fantastic Two

  1. 1. Wiki’s World Fantastic Two Vijaya kumar pathipati (Gl) Anil Bheema
  2. 2. Wiki’s Birth & Background Ward Cunningham created the first wiki in 1995 To quick way of publishing information collaboratively on the Web. The original WikiWikiWeb site ( created by Cunningham still exists and is actively maintained by users. Wiki technologies are increasingly being used to support development work across distributed teams.
  3. 3. What is Wiki and Why? A Wiki or wiki is as pronounced "wicky" or "weekee“ Wiki is a Web site or other hypertext document collection Separate style from contents All documents must be editable by anybody Must work on all devices / platforms keep things simple use a simplified markup system
  4. 4. Wiki’s Web Now The web is increasingly complex  Thousands of lines of W3C(World Wide Web Consortium) specs  Raw use by users ==> coherence problems Sophisticated Web Technologies simplify organisation, complexify editing  dynamic content  back ends: database + ASP, template engines...
  5. 5. Wiki terminology a WikiWikiWeb site is a set of webs. a web is a set (flat directory) of topics. a topic is a web page WikiNames: [A-Z]+[a-z]+[A-Z]+[a-z0-9]+.* are interpreted as links to the page/topic of the same name If the page does not yet exist, link is post fixed by ?, going there creates a new page: Any user can easily create a new page.
  6. 6. Wikipedia – The Largest Wiki Wikipedia is the largest and best-known Wiki – see <>. It is a good example of a Wiki in which content is provided by contributors around the world. It provides an environment and culture which has minimised the dangers of misuse. Details of Wikipedia are given on the Wikimedia Web
  7. 7. Wikipedia History Formally began on January 15, 2001 as a complement to the Nupedia project
  8. 8. How Big is Wikipedia Globally English – 412,000 articles German – 172,000 articles Japanese – 87,000 articles French – 66,000 articles Swedish –53,000 articles Over 1.2 million across 200 languages 19 with >10,000. 52 with >1000
  9. 9. How popular is Wikipedia? ~400 Million page views monthly According to, Wikipedia is more popular than the websites of: IBM Paypal Open Directory Project Geocities
  10. 10. Wikipedia in the News
  11. 11. Why Wiki’s? Anyone can write articles – Topics not restricted Technology manageable – Could be accomplished within one quarter Instant publishing to a world-wide audience – 27% of first search results go to Wikipedia Collaborate with an external community The wiki software keeps track of every edit made and its a simple process to revert back to a previous version of an article
  12. 12. Why Not Wiki’s? Anyone can edit so this may be too open for some applications, for example confidential documentation. However it is possible to regulate user access. Open to SPAM and Vandalism if not managed properly. Using wiki may have same disadvantage of using computers for long time. It may cause health related(posture, sight)problems if not used properly.
  13. 13. Conclusion Wikipedia is a community Wikis are instantaneous people located in different parts of the world can work on the same document The wiki software keeps track of every edit made and its a simple process to revert back to a previous version of an article widens access to the power of web publishing to non-technical users