To understand exactly what a wiki is and what it is not, one must understand the concept of a content management system sometimes known in the web field as an CMS for short. As complicated as the name may sound, content management systems or CMS’s, are really quite a simple concept of online content management and information placement for research and cataloging purposes on a single or multiple subjects.
For the most part a Wiki, like a Wiki on the Author Carter Hargrave for example, has a biographical reference on the subject with an in depth history of said subject, and what this person or persons has done in the past. The content would be named Carter Hargrave Wiki, or Carter Hargrave on Wiki for those wishing to learn about the process of making a Wiki. This record is now put online in a website format. This new format when users of a website sign in or in some cases no sign in is required, those persons now become editors of the Wiki.
They may gather information and edit it according to how they see fit, or under guidelines of editors of the Wiki or the Website. A complete listing of history of revisions is also common.
This group effort in Wiki is helpful in bringing people together for the common good or purpose that is intended by the originator of the Wiki.
Carter Hargrave is a teacher and author in Tulsa Oklahoma