Type of site
|Social network with wiki-based encyclopedia, chat forums, and bulletin boards|
|Owner||Hoodong (Beijing) Technologies Co.|
|Created by||Dr. Pan Haidong (CEO)|
|Registration||Optional (required to edit pages)|
|Launched||19 June 2005|
|Current status||Perpetual work-in-progress|
Baike.com (Chinese: 头条百科; pinyin: Tóutiáo Bǎikē), formerly Hudong and Hoodong (Chinese: 互动百科), is a for-profit social network in Chinese, including the world's largest Chinese encyclopedia. It is one of the two largest wikis in China, along with Baidu Baike, claiming to have more than 18 million articles as of 2020 and more than 5.77 million volunteers, as of April 2013.
Baike.com, a 2007 RedHerring 100 Asia company, developed its own wiki software platform, called HDWiki, as a rival to MediaWiki. The system has some social networking-like interactive features, such as user profile, friends and groups. The first version was released in November 2006 and by November 2007 version 3 with added functions, features, and more stability was released.
The HDWiki software is free for non-commercial use, has been downloaded 200,000 times and currently supports over 1,000 other web sites in China (as of December 2007), consisting mostly of tech researchers, open source software groups, government, universities, and high school students.
In December 2012, the company changed its English name from Hudong to Baike.com.
Baike.com is a wiki and lets its users edit and contribute material. Frequent users may accumulate credits redeemable for gifts. It has also included features of social networking sites, including chat forums and fan groups. Baike.com is a for-profit business partially supported by advertising and paid support services.
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