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|Employees||Less than 10|
|Slogan||A City Wiki for Every City|
|Type of site||Wiki Web directory|
The City Project is an on-line publisher providing local content on places, events, and people which could be of interest to those associated with any of the 22,000 U.S. towns it covers. It serves these communities much like a collection of city guides, yet as a wiki, any of its readers are allowed to contribute content. With over 13 million pages, the WikiCity Project ranks as one of the largest wikis in the world. The WikiCity Project encourages, but does not require users to register to contribute.
The WikiCity Project began in 2009, and is led by Patrick Lazure and Rohit Keshwani. Each of the 22,154 towns follows a similar format, offering local news, a community calendar, free classified ads, a directory with links to most all local businesses, and local history. This project is also the first wiki to use Twitter as a tool to index content. The WikiCity Project was acquired by the Omaha World-Herald on October 27, 2009.
- Official website
- Omaha World-Herald: World-Herald buys WikiCity social Web site
- Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab: Omaha World-Herald, rethinking its product, buys hyperlocal WikiCity
- CNET: It's Time to go Hyperlocal with These Resources
- Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab: WikiCity aims to tap hyper-niche markets for news and information
- CrunchBase: WikiCity profile and additional company history