A wiki is a website collection of articles which can be edited by anybody, and a complete record of all edits is maintained forever. It's typically hosted on a website that allows visitors to add, edit or remove content in an easy manner. This facilitates collaborative efforts by many people, often simultaneously (see crowdsourced).
A wiki is considered a type of content management system. They differ from blogs or other systems in that the content is created without any defined owner or leader, and wikis have little implicit structure, allowing structure to emerge according to the needs of the users. They are particularly useful for taking notes in a structured way. The spirit behind a wiki is one where you feel free to jump in with both feet and "be bold".
Ward Cunningham said:
- Someone not familiar with authoring may have an idea, and the idea is a paragraph's worth of idea. They would write an editorial for a magazine, except a paragraph is too small. To write for a magazine, they would have to establish the context, say something important, say it in a way that a wide variety of people can understand it, and then bring it to a close. That's more than most people want to invest.
- But if you're reading somebody else's work, and you think, "Yeah, but there's another point," being able to drop in a paragraph that says, "Well, yeah, but there's actually this." There's an awful lot of counterpoint, the "Yeah, but..." kind of thought, on wiki. Discussion groups do the same thing, but with discussion groups it all gets lost. 
The first wiki created was "Ward's Wiki", named for its programmer Ward Cunningham. It focused on software engineering topics and is still in existence. Wikipedia was created using MediaWiki software, custom designed for encyclopedia authoring. From 10,000 articles and 500 users it has grown to be a top 10 website with over 1 million articles in English alone; each other language is a separate wiki, but with interwiki links. Related projects using the same software include Wiktionary and a huge image repository.
Some wikis are open to editing by the general public, but some have sign-up requirements. The New World Encyclopedia is the most serious academic fork of Wikipedia, financed by Rev. Moon's Universal Peace Federation. Its writers must submit two writing samples and their real-life academic credentials; they are paid for their submissions (either new articles or substantial revisions of Wikipedia articles). Citizendium is an all-volunteer project founded by Larry Sanger.
Conservapedia is a "wiki". Other notable examples are:
"Wiki" is from the Hawaiian word wiki wiki, meaning "quick." In part, the word refers to a simplified system of markup, which allows the most common kinds of HTML markup to be performed in a semi-intuitive way. For example, using the MediaWiki software, a user can italicize a word by preceding and following it with two apostrophes:
- ''italicized'' becomes: italicized
instead of using the HTML syntax
The technology was originally developed by Ward Cunningham, and saw early application among open source developers for maintaining code documentation. Wikimedia (the organization behind Wikipedia) developed the technology further, and made it available as open source software, under the name MediaWiki. MediaWiki is the software that hosts Wikipedia, Conservapedia, and many other wiki sites.
Prescient Quotes on Police State Wiki Surveillance
- "The progress of science in furnishing the government with means of espionage is not likely to stop with wiretapping. Ways may some day be developed by which the government, without removing papers from secret drawers, can reproduce them in court, and by which it will be enabled to expose to a jury the most intimate occurrences of the home. Advances in the psychic and related sciences may bring means of exploring unexpressed beliefs, thoughts and emotions. 'That places the liberty of every man in the hands of every petty officer' was said by James Otis of much lesser intrusions than these. 1 To Lord Camden a far slighter intrusion seemed 'subversive of all the comforts of society.' Can it be that the Constitution affords no protection against such invasions of individual security?"
- Tails Anonymous Secure Operating System for Anonymity and unalienable to Right to Privacy (Fourth Amendment and Fifth Amendment)
- Censorship: Tools of censorship, Censorability, Fairness Doctrine, Liberal censorship, Media censorship
- Big Government: Liberal ObamaCare-Common Core-Social Security Welfare state leads to Nanny state, leads to Militarization of police, Asset Forfeiture and Domestic mass surveillance of law-abiding citizens via the Police state: Globalist-United Nations-Statist-Socialist-National Socialist-Communist
- Liberal Totalitarianism
- Security Software and Security-Focused Operating Systems to protect unalienable Right to Privacy (Internet privacy, Information privacy, Expectation of privacy) and Second Amendment - First Amendment (Freedom of information and Political freedom) rights against unconstitutional Gun control - Internet censorship Big government Police state, hackers, and "all enemies, foreign and domestic" of American liberty.
- Privacy Search Engines: Duck Duck Go and Ixquick: Privacy-oriented Search engines instead of tracking by Google, Yahoo and Bing
- Internet Anonymity - Right to be forgotten Pseudonymity using Anonymous web browsing with Tails and VPN (Virtual Private Network), HMA, OpenVPN and IPsec
- Privacy Resources:
- Crypto-libertarianism Limited government implies: Conservative values/Traditional values - Modern conservatism - Modern preparedness are the original American Patriot Founding Fathers' values