WHAT IS A WIKI?

 
A Wiki can be thought of as a dynamically structured website that allows some or all visitors to the site to add, remove and change pages and contents.

The wiki itself is a server software that allows for the creation, editing, removal, or the addition of contents by users with any kind of browser.

The main purpose of a wiki is to facilitate collaboration. With a wiki, a group of people can work on the same thing simultaneously. That is, create and edit contents with or without changing the source or the original post.

NOTE: There is not much difference between a blog and a wiki in terms of content and structure since they all seem to give information to users and are all web-based.

The most fundamental and basic differences are:
Ownership: Blogs are typically owned by individuals whereas wikis are not owned by anyone but are meant for collaborative purposes.

Methods of posting contents: Blogs can be updated with or without basic knowledge of a software or any special skills. Bloggers only have to log in and start to write contents whereas a wiki is updated using a piece of server software called a wiki.

Times between Posts: Blogs are expected to be updated regularly to keep the site lively. Even though it is not required of Bloggers to update regularly, it is the surest way to keep site visitors visiting regularly, but wikis are not like that. Unless someone has additional information or other reservations, the original post continues to remain.

Read also: What is a blog?
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Author: Barbara Appiah

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