Wikis are a kind of software that promotes knowledge-sharing among distributed contributors with Net access. This software allows virtually anyone to post textual information, photos, sound files, video files, and other multimedia contents to a site, which is available globally. The contents of a wiki are searchable and accessible. The contents in a wiki, if named properly and linked intelligently, are highly navigable. An automatic “Contents” is created at the level of an entry page and then at the wiki level, to make the contents more easy to peruse and access.
The interface for editing contents may seem awkward to some, and it may take some getting used to. Some directions are available at www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Editing_pages.
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