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Wikis wer "founded" by Ward Cunningham in Portland in 1994, in the form of WikiWikiWeb, which was named after the word "viti," Hawaiian for "fast." Now, the most popular wiki is Wikipedia.
The Truth Edit
The Truth is that wikis are a vandalism-themed MMORPG. Each wiki comes preinstalled with hundreds of perfectly-formatted pages of content, and it is up to the people of the internet to vandalize every page until it is unrecognizable. On some wiki hosts, most notably Wikia, players are given achievement points for an increasing amount of vandalism.