Wahoo Newspaper Partners with Hyperlocal WikiCity Guides

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The Wahoo Newspaper is pleased to present a new social media initiative called WikiCity Guides, which offers an online community guide that anyone can edit.

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“With this partnership, the Wahoo Newspaper provides a useful tool to connect with our readers, and for our readers to connect with one another to promote and spotlight everything Wahoo has to offer.” - Shon Barenklau, Publisher of the Wahoo Newspaper

The Wahoo Newspaper is pleased to present a new social media initiative called WikiCity Guides, which offers an online community guide that anyone can edit.

Similar to Wikipedia, WikiCity Guides is a free wiki and anyone can contribute. However, WikiCity Guides is designed to promote local community, commerce, tourism, and everyday life within Wahoo – thus welcoming content that is typically not suited for Wikipedia.

WikiCity Guides gives users a unique opportunity to contribute in a way that suits them best, albeit promoting their favorite local business, sharing an opinion, recapping the big game, or chronicling historical landmarks and traditions within the community. “WikiCity Guides was developed with the premise that everybody knows a little something about something… It cultivates a free, collaborative resource for anyone to share their knowledge of Wahoo. The site is a collection of hyperlocal facts, figures, businesses, and opinions that will continue to grow in size and usefulness with each edit,” says Pat Lazure of WikiCity Guides.

WikiCity Guides looks to assist additional newspapers expand their products beyond traditional news by helping readers make sense of their world in every way possible. Shon Barenklau, Publisher of the Wahoo Newspaper stated, “With this partnership, the Wahoo Newspaper provides a useful tool to connect with our readers, and for our readers to connect with one another to promote and spotlight everything Wahoo has to offer.”

About WikiCity Guides: WikiCity Guides provides unique local content on places, events, and people who would be of interest to those associated with any of its 22,000 U.S. towns (For example: Ord, NE, Machias, ME, or Red Wing, MN). It serves these communities much like a local blog, yet using the same open source MediaWiki software that powers Wikipedia; any of its readers are allowed to contribute content. By providing town-specific content and other topical resources including local business listings, news, weather, and classified ads; WikiCity Guides transforms people from content readers to content publishers; allowing local users to enhance their town’s pages by adding deep community content that interests them most. WikiCity Guides is now the largest wiki in the world and is located at http://www.WikiCity.com. For more information, contact Pat Lazure, (402) 444-1144, pat(dot)lazure(at)owh(dot)com.

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