Monday, September 04, 2006

New Web Sites Seeking Profit in Wiki Model

Every day, millions of people find answers on Wikipedia to questions both trivial and serious. Jack Herrick found his business model there... in January 2005 he started wikiHow, a how-to guide built on the same open-source software as Wikipedia, which lets anyone write and edit entries in a collaborative system. To his surprise he found that many of the entries generated by Internet users — free — were more informative than those written by freelancers.
New Web Sites Seeking Profit in Wiki Model - New York Times

Check-out some of the sites mentioned in this article:
wikiHow, Wiki, Wikia, ShopWiki, Wikitravel, Wetpaint, PBWiki.

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