WikiWikiWeb (WikiWiki, wiki)
online collaborative software originally developed by Ward Cunningham. The software reflects a deliberate design philosophy to encourage collaboration. Central features include:
- every page is editable by anyone
- links and new page creation are automatic
- markup is simple
- all changes are reversible
The traditional WikiWikiWeb is immediately recognizable by the convention by which new links are formed: CamelCase (a doubly capitalized word). Other wikis, including this one, use "free links" denoted by double brackets, of the form [[The Network]], or some other nomenclature, such as double underscores.