Wikis For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 8, 2011 - Computers - 336 pages
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  • Corporations have finally realized the value of collaboration tools for knowledge sharing and Wiki is the open source technology for creating collaborative Web sites, as either a public site on the Internet or on a private intranet site
  • Shows readers how to set up Wikis in a corporate setting or on a personal site so that users can retrieve information, post information, and edit the content
  • Covers everything from choosing a Wiki engine to administration and maintenance
  • Discusses the advantages of using Wiki in a corporate environment, which companies such as Microsoft, Boeing, Disney, and Motorola have already discovered
  

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User Review  - KDSarge - LibraryThing

It's a bit out of date now, but still an excellent starting point for someone who knows nothing of wikis. The pointers at existing useful wikis are worth the read by themselves! Read full review

Review: Wikis For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))

User Review  - KD Sarge - Goodreads

So far so good, though it's a bit out of date. The wiki-engine choices I have on my site aren't even mentioned in the book. But it's a good primer, and amusingly written. Read full review

Contents

Introducing Wikis
7
Understanding Wikis From Wards Brain to Your Browser
9
Contributing Content to a Wiki
31
The Thousand ProblemSolving Faces of Wikis
55
Using and Improving the 800pound Gorilla of Wikis Wikipedia
81
Making Your Own Wiki
95
Finding a Hosted Home for Your Wiki
97
Creating Content for Your Wiki
117
Choosing an Installed Wiki Engine
191
Getting Your Wiki Engine Up and Running
209
Managing Wikis
225
Protecting Your Wiki
239
Creating Applications Using Structured Wikis
253
The Part of Tens
281
Ten Essential Wiki Attitudes
283
Ten Roles People Play When Using Wikis
287

Linking Categorizing and Tagging Wiki Pages
131
The Four Dimensions of Wiki Design
151
Promoting Managing and Improving Your Wiki
177
Attracting Users to Your Wiki
179
Ten Ways How Wikis Work at the Office
291
Ten Innovative Wikis
297
Index
303
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About the author (2011)

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.

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