Davis, California is a small town by almost any measure, yet is home to one of the busiest local wikis in the world.
The Davis Wiki chronicles the mundane
and the bizarre
, but also serves more practical information, such as lunch specials, housing guides, news events
, and the hours of the local bike collective
. In recognition of the outstanding success of the Davis Wiki, the founders were recently awarded a $350,000 grant to develop their Local Wiki software
for more general application, including intensive development of wikis in a number of pilot communities. Many communities already have a wiki,
though only a few have really taken off; with luck and a bit of a kickstart, the experience
of the Davis Wiki founders can be applied to make this invaluable resource available in more cities.
posted by kaibutsu
on Jul 29, 2010 -