February 18, 2011 Leave a comment
Wikia is the latest venture of Wikipedia’s founder Jimmy Wales.
Separate from the successful not-for-profit user-generated encyclopaedia, it hosts thousands of different niche communities, who update content on their detailed area of interest.
“All of us collectively have a lot more knowledge than one person does.”
As blogging Journalists we can learn a lot from Wikia about how to harness our audience’s knowledge by providing a platform for communities to express themselves.
Spin Your Web’s Fiona Marley Paterson asked Wikia’s Community Manager, Sarah Manly, how Wikia manages their huge community.
See Wikia’s website for more info.
Have you tried any of the things Sarah talks about? We’d love to hear your experiences in the comments box below.