Recently Launched Wiki-based Travel Directory Surpasses 1,000 Original Articles and 100 Travel Guides in First Month

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World Wikia provides free, fully editable site for travel buffs to exchange tips, hot-spots, deals and local knowledge

Wikia, Inc., the leading site for developing and hosting community-based wikis, today announced that users of its recently launched World Wikia project have contributed over 1,000 original articles in less than one month of operation. World Wikia is a free, fully editable worldwide guide of places to go and things to do.

Since its launch on August 7, World Wikia has seen travel aficionados create Travel Guides for more than 50 separate locations, including Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Singapore and Portland, Oregon, among many others.

The site now includes approximately 100 City Wikis, which are authored by locals and provide deep local information about a given city. To date, City Wikis have been created for Keene, New Hampshire, Ottawa, Ontario, South Korea, Chicago, Illinois and many more locations.

About Wikia, Inc.

Since the site's launch in November 2004, over 1,500 Wikia have been created and edited by over 30,000 registered users. Wikia are already available in over 40 languages. A list of Wikia can be seen at http://www.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Wikia.

Wikia enables groups to share information, news, stories, media and opinions that fall outside the scope of an encyclopedia. Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley launched Wikia in 2004 to provide community-based wikis inspired by the model of Wikipedia -- the free, open source encyclopedia founded by Jimmy Wales.

Wikia is committed to openness, inviting anyone to contribute web content. Authors retain their own copyrights and allow others to freely reuse their content under the GNU Free Documentation License, allowing widespread distribution of knowledge and ideas.

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