Posted Mar 24, 2005 in Miscellaneous.
I've decided that I absolutely love wikis. They've been around since 1995, but I didn't encounter one until I discovered the Wikipedia about three years ago. I have since contributed to a few of them, but it wasn't until recently that I started playing with them in anger.
What really impresses me about wikis is their social effect, particularly in the way they are self-policed. Acts of “wiki vandalism” do happen, but they are rare and easily dealt with.
At its heart, the World Wide Web has always been a valuable information resource. Wikis make it possible for people who are relatively unfamiliar with the web to still make a contribution to that wealth of information. Their organic growth mimics the World Wide Web itself.
Anyway, I'd be intrigued to find out if anyone has successfully built any kind of business website with wiki software.