What is a Wiki — a wiki is a special type of website that allows all of its visitors to edit and expand its content and structure. Editing a wiki is far simpler than modifying a typical website. Doing so does not require the usual skills with HTML Editors, FTP and the like. Typically, it is just a matter of hitting the "edit" button on any page (even this one) which needs improving. Wikis are architected from the start for participation.
You can write whatever you want, just so long as it's not offensive, breaches copyright, or irrelevant to the community. Below are some external links to learn more about wikis:
- RecentChanges.info Weblog
- Heavy Metal Umlaut (screencast on how a wiki can develop – worth the 9 minutes)
- Wikipedia on Wikis
- Wiki Radio Tutorial
- This simple illustration at CommunityWiki:WhyWikiWorks
- WikiIndex:ToDo Need to get interlinks working
Try it out, on any page, click on the edit. Don't worry you won't break it.