Wikis for Dummies

From the Back Cover
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.

Create your first hosted wiki
Invite others to your wiki
Add images, video, and other widgets
Use a wiki in your business
Choose your wiki engine
Secure your wiki

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About the Authors
Dan Woods has a background in technology and journalism. He has a BA in
Computer Science from the University of Michigan. He was CTO of both
TheStreet.com and CapitalThinking, led development at Time Inc.’s Pathfinder, and created applications for NandO.net, one of the first newspaper Web sites.
Dan has a MS from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He
covered banking for three years at The Record of Hackensack; was Database
Editor for three years at the Raleigh News & Observer; and has written more
than ten books on various technology topics, in addition to numerous white
papers and magazine articles. Dan Woods founded the Evolved Media Network to offer services in technology communications using the Communication by Design methodology.

Peter Thoeny is the founder of TWiki, the leading wiki for corporate collaboration and knowledge management. Managing the open source project for the last seven years, Peter invented the concept of structured wikis, where freeform wiki content can be structured with tailored wiki applications. He is a recognized thought-leader in wikis and social software, featured in numerous articles and technology conferences including LinuxWorld, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, and more. A software developer with more than 20 years of experience, Peter specializes in software architecture, user interface design, and Web technology. He graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, lived in Japan for eight years working as an engineering manager for Denso building CASE tools, and managed the Knowledge Engineering group at Wind River for several years. With StructuredWikis.com and TWiki.net, Peter is now offering services, support, and training for enterprise wiki deployments.

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