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Mar 27 2008

Books are my “Wiki”-ness

by Jimmy L

You probably know what a wiki is, at least vaguely, from the most famous wiki website Wikipedia.  But did you know that wikis can help you read and enjoy a book more?

There is a whole subset of wikis dedicated to individual books,
authors, and book series.  These wikis are great for those thousand
page books (or series of books) where you may forget who some the characters are if you put
the book down for a few days.  Wikis come in handy here, as they
provide an almost encyclopedic knowledge concerning the universe of the
book or authors in question.  Here are some useful ones I found on the web:

I’ve only listed the most popular ones I can find, as those are the ones with the most content.  However, there are many more.  Here’s an index to some more wikis about books.

You don’t need to know much about wikis in order to enjoy them (just
think about Wikipedia; you can use it just like any other
website).  But if you wish to participate in content creation, it’s
very simple.  Here is a video that explains that process and the basic
concept of wikis in plain english:

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Karen March 27, 2008 at 9:41 PM

Excellent way to explain wikis! Looks like what I need to organize my upcoming family reunion. Thanks!

Joe M. March 29, 2008 at 10:52 AM

very cool, i’m definitely going to be making use of several of those wikis!

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