What is Wiki?

Written by S. Housley

What is Wiki? Wiki is web server software that allows users to contribute content. Collaboration isrepparttar key to Wiki, which is designed as a powerful system for online communities to build web pages and web sites. Unlike blogs and forums, all users are allowed to contribute and edit existing content. Wiki is derived fromrepparttar 141983 Hawaiian term "wiki wiki" meaning "quick". The concept behind a Wiki is that collaboration on projects will move it along quicker.

Wikis generally allow web pages to be written, edited and created collectively in a web browser. Wiki supports hyperlinks and simple text. Most Wikis are open, and allow any userrepparttar 141984 ability to editrepparttar 141985 contents of a Wiki web page. While some say this opensrepparttar 141986 concept to abuse, Wiki moderators and self-policing inrepparttar 141987 Wiki sector appear to be taking hold. Wiki supporters generally feel that it is generally easier to correct mistakes than createrepparttar 141988 content from scratch. Wikipedia is a standing symbol of what many would consider a succesful Wiki.

Wikipedia - Wikipedia is a popular content encyclopedia that anyone can edit. http://www.wikipedia.com

Other topic-specific Wikis like Robin Good's RSS Wiki are proving that collaborative efforts in niche markets can work.

RSS Wiki - http://www.masternewmedia.org/reports/newsmasterstoolkit/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

It is true that Wikis are open to abuse, but by design, it is very easy for a Wiki moderator or other editor to revertrepparttar 141989 Wiki to how it appeared prior to edits, essentially rolling backrepparttar 141990 Wiki and removing any content deemed inappropriate or unrelated. Many Wikis trackrepparttar 141991 IP address of visitors and editors, making it easy to track changes and roll back any edits from individuals that appear to be abusing their privileges. In rare cases Wiki operators can protect pages, making them read-only, which restricts any edits from occurring. While such actions are againstrepparttar 141992 true Wiki philosophy, restrictions can be used to preserverepparttar 141993 structure of fully-developed Wikis and protect pages from abuse.

RSS publishing for webmasters

Written by Allan Burns

Sincerepparttar recent rise in interest in RSS there has been a slew of RSS sites and RSS software. RSS has been proclaimed asrepparttar 141982 next big thing. There has been many wild claims aboutrepparttar 141983 benefits of publishing an RSS feed such as it will generate floods of traffic to your website.

If you have never heard of RSS publishing then you might want to take a look at this RSS Publishing FAQ to get yourself up to speed. More and more webmasters are starting to publish an RSS feed, those of you who are bloggers will be lucky enough to have RSS publishing capabilities built into their blogging software. The rest of us will have to rely on third party software.

The amount of RSS publishing applications has grown recently due torepparttar 141984 demand from users needing simple to use software. You can of course edit an RSS file in a text editor which is relatively straight forward but time consuming. This isrepparttar 141985 reason that most webmasters need RSS publishing software, most webmasters want to be able to publish an RSS feed with has little hassle as possible.

There are a number of applications that I am aware of and I have listed them for you at http://newsniche.com/rss-publishing-tools.asp. Most ofrepparttar 141986 titles I have seen are free and this is a good way to familiarise yourself with RSS publishing and test outrepparttar 141987 benefits of having an RSS feed.

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