History Of Wikis

The world’s first ever site which was named a wiki was “WikiWikiWeb”. It was developed by Ward Cunningham in the year 1994, and installed on the Internet domain c2.com on the 25th of March, 1995. It was named as “Wiki-Wiki” such by its creator as an alternative for the word 'quick' since “wiki” literally means quick in Hawaiian.
Cunningham’s inspiration for this system was the Apple's “HyperCard”; a system that allowed its user to create virtual "card stacks" supporting links among the various cards. He developed the idea by allowing the users to comment on and change one another's text.
The wikis grew extremely popular in the enterprise as collaborative software in the early 2000s. Although initially meant to be used by only the technical users for project communication, intranets, and documentation nowadays their use has grown beyond that. Nowadays wikis have replaced the “static intranets” becoming the only “collaborative software” in many companies.

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