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See also the | Wiki page on the KS Toolkit

What is a Wiki?


As new online tools are introduced, we often face the question "what is a X and how do I use it?" I find I get that a lot with wikis. So this FAQ is a basic overview of the technical aspects of wikis. We are also creating a separate page on wiki practices for using wikis in international development.


wiki, web2.0, technologystewardship, co-editing, collaboration

Detailed Description

[the meat of the topic – clearly, crisply communicated summary of the topic. Where relevant, a brief story – no more than 1-2 paragraphs - of how this topic has been turned into practice, ideally from the KM4Dev archives? If the example is long, separate into a separate subsection]

KM4Dev Discussions

[Summary of the discussions on the KM4Dev list which provided source material. People who contributed to the discussions are cited at the end of the section in italics: "The following members of the KM4Dev community contributed to the discussion thread on ...: XY (launched the discussion), ...]

Examples in Application

[One or a few practical examples and references that illustrate the topic or show how it is done in practice]

Related FAQs

wiki practices

Further Information

WikiMatrix] - to compare various wiki products

Original Author and Subsequent Contributors of this FAQ

Nancy White

Dates of First Creation and Further Revisions

February 26, 2007

FAQ KM4Dev Source Materials

[Raw text of email discussions on which the FAQ is based]