Thursday, April 20, 2006

Wikitravel merges with World66

No sense in spinning one's wheels.

Merger of idea depots makes sense.
Wikitravel:20 April 2006 - Wikitravel We're pretty excited to share some big news with the Wikitravel community.

Wikitravel has had immense growth in the last 12 months – both in its size and in the maturity of our guides and our community. Wiki is so strange that way: the more contributors, the better the content we make; and the better the content, the more contributors we attract. But there's still so much left to do to reach our goal: to make a free, complete, up-to-date and reliable world-wide travel guide. We're taking big steps today to get closer to that goal.

As many of you know, a similar project to Wikitravel exists on the Web: World66. Like us, they've been working hard to create a travel guide of global scope. Like us, they use wiki to make the guides reliable and up-to-date. And like us, they use a Creative Commons license to keep their content Free.

Starting today, our two projects will be working together to achieve our common goal. We think the melding of these two sites is going to make a project that's greater that the sum of its parts. It's not going to be easy: we have technical hurdles and potential culture clashes to deal with. But this is the Next Big Step for Wikitravel and World66.
Next I've got to find a place for our travel stories and photos.
Different strokes for different folks -- but all in the land of the free. Take a guess where this photo was taken. Put your answer in the comments.


Maj said...

Bangkok? I see Thai roof-flurishes in the lower left corner...

Mark Rauterkus said...

Bingo! You are correct.