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TWiki is a Web-based collaboration platform

  • A TWiki site is an easy-to-use, full-featured open communications environment:
    • people anywhere on the Web or on an intranet can meet
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    • documents and other files can be uploaded and downloaded
    • all you need is a Web browser and any available network connection
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TWiki is an UNUSUAL Web-based collaboration platform

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TWiki is an UNUSUAL Web-based collaboration platform

 
  • There's no doubt that, to most people, TWiki at first seems almost the opposite of how the Web and online communications "normally" work. Why?
    • TWiki operates like a whiteboard for the Web - it lets you and all other users write, place pictures and post links, anywhere on any page.
    • Not only that, everyone can EDIT anything, anywhere on a page.
    • At first, this may seem "too" open - it soon becomes second-nature, allowing you the freedom to edit and update the way you want to.
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TWiki is a powerful Web enhancement...

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TWiki is a powerful Web enhancement...

 
  • TWiki's parsing engine is written in Perl. It reads a text file, and converts TWiki shorthand into standard HTML, on the fly. The point is to:
    • make adding and editing text simple (How simple? Click on the Edit link at the bottom of the page...)
    • let you find information fast (WebSearch)
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"TWiki" stands for...

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"TWiki" stands for...

 
  • Wiki wiki means "quick" in Hawaiian. The shuttle at Honolulu Airport is called the wiki wiki bus, which is where the original Wiki web got its name.
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  • TWiki is short for TakeFive Wiki, the name of the company where its founder worked. (It was later discovered that Twiki is also the name of an AI robot that co-starred in the Buck Rogers... movie and TV series from 1979 - see TWiki in the logo.)
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  • TWiki is short for TakeFive Wiki, the name of the company where its founder Peter Thoeny worked. (It was later discovered that Twiki is also the name of an AI robot that co-starred in the Buck Rogers movie and TV series from 1979.)
 
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Selected TWiki Topics...

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Selected TWiki Topics...

 
  • TWikiSite provides a basic big picture overview of the TWiki platform
  • TWikiTopics is a quick and concentrated look at the TWiki core
  • TWikiPlannedFeatures lists approved additions to future TWiki versions.
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  • WikiCulture looks at the unique type of collaboration Wiki systems offer.
  • WikiReferences links to articles and books about collaboration and Wiki technology.
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ALERT! If you have to log-in to use TWiki, for example, if Twiki is running on an intranet, it automatically signs pages you edit and create with your WikiName. If your TWiki installation doesn't require a log-in, TWiki gives everyone the same username: TWikiGuest.
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ALERT! If you have to log-in to use TWiki, for example, if TWiki is running on an intranet, it automatically signs pages you edit and create with your WikiName. If your TWiki installation doesn't require a log-in, TWiki gives everyone the same username: TWikiGuest.

Disclaimer

 
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TWikiTM is a trademark of PeterThoeny - originator and lead developer.
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  • TWiki™, the TWiki logo and the "Collaborate with TWiki" tagline are trademarks of TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - founder of TWiki.
 
  • TWiki is developed as Free Software under the GNU/GPL
  • TWiki has its root in the GPLed JosWiki. Many thanks to Markus Peter and Dave Harris for creating JosWiki!
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Related Topics: UserDocumentationCategory

 
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-- TWiki:Main.MikeMannix - 12 May 2002
-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 16 Dec 2003
 
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