WikiCity Guides

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WikiCity Guides
Type Private
Headquarters United States
Employees Less than 10
Slogan(s) A City Wiki for Every City
Website wikicity.com
Type of site Wiki Web directory
Registration Optional
Available in multilingual
Launched June 18, 2009 (5 years ago) (2009-06-18)
Current status inactive

WikiCity Guides was an on-line publisher providing local content on places, events, and people which could be of interest to those associated with any of the 22,000 U.S. towns it covers. It serves these communities much like a collection of city guides, yet as a wiki, any of its readers are allowed to contribute content. With nearly 13 million pages,[1] WikiCity Guides was ranked as the largest wiki in the world in terms of article count throughout much of 2010 and 2011.[2] WikiCity Guides encourages, but does not require people to register to contribute.

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WikiCity Guides began in 2009, and is led by Patrick Lazure and Rohit Keshwani. Each of the 22,154 towns follows a similar format, offering local news, a community calendar, free classified ads, a directory with links to most all local businesses, and local history. This project is also the first wiki to use Twitter as a tool to index content. WikiCity Guides was acquired by the Omaha World-Herald on October 27, 2009.[3]

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