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The 10 Most Popular DIY Wiki Projects

Oct 13, 2010, 02:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Gilmore)

"In a 2005 interview with the BBC, World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee referred to the rise of wikis, or "editable Web spaces," as meeting his original vision for a readable and writable communications medium. The success of such a medium was already apparent, as Wikipedia (only four years old at the time) had already surpassed 750,000 English language articles and today ranks among the highest trafficked websites on the planet.

"A major reason for the popularity of wiki-based websites is the facility in which pages can be created, maintained and organized even by individuals with no programming experience. Lowering the technical barrier to entry increases the opportunity for like-minded individuals to work together with the common goal of creating high-quality documentation such as that hosted by Novell, corporate intranets such as Intel's Intelpedia, and community-driven tutorials such as those found at DIYInfo.org.

"If you're interested in deploying a Wiki for your own purposes, you're in luck because a great number of commercial and open source solutions are at your disposal. In this article I'll introduce some of the most popular solutions, providing you with some background from which you can continue your investigation."

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