The term Wiki is used to refer to other similar groups of modifiable page’s. Ward Cunningham started developing WikiWikiWeb in 1994, in order to change ideas between programers easier. Is the first ever Wiki written in perl.
Cunningham named WikiWikiWeb that way because he remembered a Honolulu International Airport counter employee telling him to take the so-called “Wiki Wiki” the bus line that runs between the airport’s terminals. “Wiki Wiki” is a reduplication of “wiki”, a Hawaiian-language word for fast.
In the WikiWikiWeb’s WelcomeVisitors page contains the following description:
“This wiki’s primary focus is People Projects And Patterns in Software Development. However, it is much more than just an Informal History Of Programming Ideas… All Wiki content is Work In Progress. Most of all, this is a forum where people share ideas! It changes as people come and go. If you are looking for authoritative information, try WikiPedia. All the information here is subjective.”
Wiki’s pages are a good tool to interactive work, it is one of the most important services which is developed round web 2.0 idea. Some examples of private Wiki Comunities are: WikiWikiWeb, Memory Alpha, Wikitravel, World66 and Susning.nu among others. Many public wikis are listed at WikiIndex– a wiki of wikis.
To write this post I’ve used English Wikipedia information page’s.