Chapter 17. Things to Know About Using Google Sites

Google Sites is really a wiki, even though Google does everything it can to hide that fact from its users. You may not have ever edited a wiki, but most web users have at least read a wiki: Wikipedia, the largest wiki in the world ( for those of you who haven’t been there). A wiki is essentially a website that can easily be edited by nontechnical people, and that’s pretty much what Google Sites is. In the spirit of reducing tech-speak for a general audience, however, Google hides the fact that Sites is a wiki—but it is.

At this time, Google Sites has a long way to go. Google acquired Sites by purchasing a company named JotSpot in late 2006; almost a year later, ...

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