City wiki

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A city wiki (or local wiki) is a wiki used as a knowledge base and social network for a specific geographical locale. The term 'city wiki' or its foreign language equivalent (e.g. German 'Stadtwiki') is sometimes also used for wikis that cover not just a city, but a small town or an entire region. A city wiki contains information about specific instances of things, ideas, people and places. Much of this information might not be appropriate for encyclopedias such as Wikipedia (e.g., articles on every retail outlet in a town), but might be appropriate for a wiki with more localized content and viewers. A city wiki could also contain information about the following subjects, that may or may not be appropriate for a general knowledge wiki, such as:

  • Details of public establishments such as public houses, bars, accommodation or social centers
  • Owner name, opening hours and statistics for a specific shop
  • Statistical information about a specific road in a city
  • Flavors of ice cream served at a local ice cream parlor
  • A biography of a local mayor and other persons

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