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A personal wiki is a wiki maintained primarily for personal use. Personal wikis allow people to organize information on their desktop or mobile computing devices in a manner similar to community wikis, but without the need for collaboration by multiple users.

Personal wiki software can be broadly divided into multi-user wiki software with personal editions, and those wiki applications that are designed only for single users, not depending on a database engine and a web server.[1]

Some personal wikis are public but password-protected, running either on their own webservers or hosted by third parties. This has the advantage that the personal space can be accessed and edited from any computer or PDA with a web browser.[2]


Types of Personal Wiki Openness
Public Private
Basis for organization Content Public personal wiki Private personal wiki
Chronology Public bliki Private bliki (i.e., journal)

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  1. Trapani, Gina, Geek to Live: How to host a personal wiki on your home computer,, 2005-9-16. Accessed 2012-4-17.
  2. Falconer, Joe, The Quick & Dirty Guide to Personal Wikis,, 2008-7-14. Accessed 2012-4-17.