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URL hitchwiki.org
Commercial? no
Type of site Wiki
Available language(s) English, German, Spanish, French, Finnish, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Russian, Chinese, Polish.
Owner The copyright of the content is owned by the individual authors
Launched April 14th, 2005
Current status active

Hitchwiki is "a collaborative project to build a free guide for hitchhikers" [1]. It is an international exchange for information about hitchhiking in many countries, and contains specific tips, for example, for hitchhiking out of the large cities, general information about equipment, safety and strategies to quickly and efficiently hitch to come forward. Also found in Hitchwiki are personal profiles of the hitchhikers, travel stories, photos, videos, discussion forums.[2] According to the Guardian, it is part of an "internet-fueled revival" of hitchhiking.[3]

The project has started on April 14, 2005, abandoned for a while and then moved to Wikia. In November 2006 it was moved to hitchwiki.org and relaunched as Hitchwiki; at the same time versions of it in other languages were started. As of May 2009 there are 1'224 articles on English language Hitchwiki, while the site is available in further seven languages: German, Spanish, French, Finnish, Portuguese, Bulgarian and Russian. The website makes use of the MediaWiki software and allows anonymous edits. It's possible to log in through OpenID. Database dumps of the articles are available for download.


External links

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