LocalWiki

By Philip Neustrom

Triangle Wiki launches!

14 March 2012

We are incredibly excited to announce that our second focus community, the TriangleWiki, launched today! Check it out!

Reid Serozi and others demoing Triangle Wiki at Innovate Raleigh

The Triangle Wiki launches with over 1000 pages — more than three times the amount that the Davis Wiki had at its launch. Interestingly, the Triangle Wiki wasn't spearheaded by college students like the Davis Wiki or the DentonWiki. The core group that's driven the buildout of the Triangle Wiki met at City Camp Raleigh and is really far reaching — consisting of everyone from, yes, college students to City Council members.

Celebration!

At over 1000 pages, it can be hard to get a quick feel for the project's breadth. With that in mind, we put together a little random page tour — check it out!

They even had Triangle Wiki themed champagne!

You can read more about the Triangle local wiki project in our post last week and our first year report. And check out this graph of total Triangle Wiki content over time:

Our story

In 2004 we started the Davis Wiki, an experimental project to collect and share interesting information about the town of Davis, California, editable by anyone, that soon became the world's largest and most vibrant community wiki.

Today the residents of Davis use it for everything from learning about local news and local history to helping return lost pets to their owners — and it's become the largest, most used media source in the city. In a week, nearly half of residents use the Davis Wiki; in a month, nearly everyone uses it. And 1 in 7 residents contribute material to the Davis Wiki.

We want to help as many communities as possible realize the full potential of such an amazing, collaborative information resource.