The Wiki Hits the AP
The article specifically mentions Wikipedia, perhaps the largest and most well-known Wiki project as well as the use of wikis for idea organization in companies.
At its core, a Wiki is an empty room, devoid of furniture and decoration, said Sunir Shah, founder of an online community called Meatball. Visitors bring the personality and mission, turning the Wiki into a library, a party or a conference room.
Wikis are also described as online whiteboards, shared notebooks or group memory. They are forums for sharing knowledge and control — and fostering trust in the process.