Wikipedia is a wiki based website that runs on the Mediawiki engine. Because of their ablility to link together terms and articles wiki's are natural tools for information collection and organization. It is fairly easy to edit an existing page. Creating a new page requires learning some code. The interface is intuitive and before you know it you’ve gone through dozens of entries by clicking your way from one to the next.


Cat editing a Wikipedia entry.

Eight Golden Rules

Golden Rules Wikipedia
Is consistent 5
Caters to universal usability 4
Offers informative feedback 3
Provides dialogs that yield closure 4
Prevents errors 4
Permits easy reversal of actions 5
Offers support for internal locus of control 5
Reduces short-term memory load 4
Total Score 34
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