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Google Sites expands: Anybody can create wiki-like pages

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A few months ago, Google launched Google Sites, a hosted wiki product built on JotSpot technology. But until this week, Google Sites was only available to Google Apps users, which basically meant you needed to have your own domain name to set up a wiki. Now Google is opening Google Sites up to everyone.

If you've been living in a cave for the past few years, a wiki is basically a page that's open to collaborative editing. While Google doesn't call its new product a wiki, the service lets you create and customize pages, and share access to those pages by inviting a group of people to view and edit the content. In this way, you can plan trips, meetings, or other activities.

You can sign up by logging into Google Sites using your Google ID, or by registering for a new free account. Your page will be created at sites.google.com/sitename. If you want a custom domain, you can still sign up for the service through Google Apps.

Check out Google's Demo video after the jump.

[via Official Google Blog]


Tags: google-sites, jotspot, wiki