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Wikis for Dummies (For Dummies)by Dan Woods
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Create content, link pages and webs, and grow your wiki
Set up your own wiki for personal or business use
So you want to wiki? This friendly guide gets you up and running in the wiki world in no time, from creating and editing wiki pages and going public to handling maintenance, promotion, and project management. You'll see how to handle the hurdles of shared authorship, use structured wiki applications, and prepare for the wikis of the future.
This edition shows readers how to set up Wikis--open source technology for creating collaborative Web sites--in a corporate setting or on a personal site so that users can retrieve information, post information, and edit the content.
* Discusses the advantages of using Wiki in a corporate environment, which companies such as Microsoft, Boeing, Disney, and Motorola have already discovered
About the Author
Dan Woods, an early adopter of wikis, has built technology for companies ranging from Time, Inc. to TheStreet.com and has written many books about technology. Peter Thoeny, the founder of TWiki, invented the concept of structured wikis and is a recognized thought-leader in social software and wikis at the workplace.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introducing Wikis.
Chapter 1: Understanding Wikis: From Ward’s Brain to Your Browser.
Chapter 2: Contributing Content to a Wiki.
Chapter 3: The Thousand Problem-Solving Faces of Wikis.
Chapter 4: Using and Improving the 800-pound Gorilla of Wikis: Wikipedia.
Part II: Making Your Own Wiki.
Chapter 5: Finding a Hosted Home for Your Wiki.
Chapter 6: Creating Content for Your Wiki.
Chapter 7: Linking, Categorizing, and Tagging Wiki Pages.
Chapter 8: The Four Dimensions of Wiki Design.
Part III: Promoting, Managing, and Improving Your Wiki.
Chapter 9: Attracting Users to Your Wiki.
Chapter 10: Choosing an Installed Wiki Engine.
Chapter 11: Getting Your Wiki Engine Up and Running.
Chapter 12: Managing Wikis.
Chapter 13: Protecting Your Wiki.
Chapter 14: Creating Applications Using Structured Wikis.
Part IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 15: Ten Essential Wiki Attitudes.
Chapter 16: Ten Roles People Play When Using Wikis.
Chapter 17: Ten Ways How Wikis Work at the Office.
Chapter 18: Ten Innovative Wikis.
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