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All About Wikis


You may not have heard of Jimmy Wales, but you’ve certainly heard of his brainchild – Wikipedia. This website is one of the power houses of “social media” websites – where the community determines the content and polices itself. It operates to this day as a non-profit, taking no advertising dollars and run on a shoe-string budget.

What you may not be familiar with is Wales’ other project – Wikia. Wikia is a for profit advertiser sponsored website with over 5 million pageviews per month. It’s basically a wiki platform, that allows anyone to make a wiki of their own – for free – and some of the wikis on it are massive.

Have a look at the video interview of Jimmy Wales to learn more about this “side project” and better understand how wikis work.