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August 26, 2005

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
For other uses, see Wiki (disambiguation).
A wiki is a web application that allows users to add content, as on an Internet forum, but also allows anyone to edit the content. The term Wiki also refers to the collaborative software used to create such a website (see Wiki software).
Wiki (with an upper case W) and WikiWikiWeb are both used to refer specifically to the first wiki ever created (March 25, 1995).

The WikiWikiWeb is part of the Portland Pattern Repository, a section of a Portland, Oregon, web site operated by the company Cunningham & Cunningham. Wiki proponents often spell 'wiki' with a lower case 'w'. The name is based on the Hawaiian term wiki wiki, meaning 'quick' or 'informal'. Sometimes wikiwiki (or Wikiwiki) is used instead of wiki."


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