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English citations of MediaWiki
The wiki software used by many websites, including the Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia, Wiktionary, etc.
2008 April 26, Mitch Wagner, “Lost Fans Find Internet Thrills Via Wikis, Games, Second Life”, in InformationWeek, retrieved October 28, 2012:
- MediaWiki is the software platform underlying Wikipedia; he chose that software because he's "amazed and fascinated" with both Wikipedia and the software underlying it, he said. He wanted to learn more about building wikis, and thought Lostpedia was a good place to start.
2009, Eli B. Cohen, Growing Information Part I, Journal of Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology; Volume 6, ISBN 1932886168, page 61:
- MediaWiki is a useful tool for supporting group collaboration but when we apply it to the academic setting, we need to consider and adapt some features to match the needs of the classroom environment, which requires mandatory collaborative writing.
2009, Terry T. Kidd, Irene Chen, Wired for Learning: An Educator's Guide to Web 2.0, Information Age Publishing, Inc., ISBN 1607520966, page 187:
- A notable irony of Wikipedia's popularity is that the editing process of its supporting technology, MediaWiki, is complex to learn. Editing Wikipedia pages requires significant investment to learn MediaWiki's unique and powerful code structure.
2010, Mark Chignell, James Cordy, Joanna Ng, The Smart Internet: Current Research and Future Applications, Springer, ISBN 3642165982, page 192:
- We believe that wikis offer an easy to grasp metaphor for large-scale collaboration and social networking and that MediaWiki is a flexible platform for integrating resources and supporting access to them through REST APIs.
2010, John K. Waters, John Lester, The Everything Guide to Social Media, F+W Media Inc., ISBN 1440506310, page 166:
- First released in 2002, MediaWiki is one of the top wiki engines and runs most of the wiki hosting sites. The name was a play on “Wikimedia,” and many people find it to be annoyingly confusing.
2011, Roger McHaney, Sir John Daniel, The New Digital Shoreline: How Web 2.0 and Millennials Are Revolutionizing Higher Education, Stylus Publishing, ISBN 1579224601, page 114:
- 'MediaWiki' is the open source wiki technology underlying Wikipedia. This system is in wide use and offers numerous multimedia extensions as well as easy methods to tag and categorize complex content.
2012, Rob Garner, Search and Social: The Definitive Guide to Real-Time Content Marketing, Wiley Publishing, ISBN 1118287215, page 223:
- While there are many different wiki content-management systems available for free or fee, MediaWiki is one of the most robust and and well-maintained systems available to wiki publishers.
2012 October 8, Neil McAllister, “Tech rivals team up for free web dev docs”, in The Register, www.theregister.co.uk, retrieved October 28, 2012:
- The site is based on Wikipedia's MediaWiki platform, which allows anyone to add or edit the available content, provided they register for an account using a verifiable email address.