Some features are common on all wikis:

  • Collaborative editing of pages or articles
  • History of recent changes with ability to revert to previous versions
  • Discussion area or page for planning, conversations or debates about content
  • Notion of Neutral Point of View and Wiki Spirit amongst user community

Other features are specific to wiki software:

  • Text Editor versus Wiki Mark-up
  • Support for widgets and integration of 3rd party tools

What is a Wiki?

If you are unfamiliar with the concept of a wiki, and what it is best suited for, the following video is well worth watching.

Jimmy Wales on the birth of Wikipedia

The founder of Wikipedia talks about the idea behind its inception and some of the important values and philosophies it operates under - in particular how the community organises and manages itself.

Source: TED Talks -

...on to participant introductions !