|Employees||Less than 10|
|Slogan(s)||A City Wiki for Every City|
|Type of site||Wiki Web directory|
|Launched||June 18, 2009|
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, WikiCity Guides was ranked as the largest wiki in the world in terms of article count throughout much of 2010 and 2011. WikiCity Guides encourages, but does not require people to register to contribute.
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.
- Official website at the Wayback Machine (archived November 24, 2009)
- Omaha World-Herald: World-Herald buys WikiCity social Web site
- Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab: Omaha World-Herald, rethinking its product, buys hyperlocal WikiCity
- CNET: It's Time to go Hyperlocal with These Resources
- Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab: WikiCity aims to tap hyper-niche markets for news and information
- CrunchBase: WikiCity profile and additional company history