Ryan's Journal

"My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?" — David Mitchell

Lafayette, California

Posted at 7:05 pm, February 14th, 2005

Recently wikis have been gaining popularity on the internet. The idea behind them is that individuals can contribute information in their area of expertise, and as lots of people add to and refine the entries the wiki becomes a valuable source of information. Two of these sites that are particularly interesting are:

  • wikipedia.org – An online encyclopedia that has (surprisingly good) entries on a disturbingly vast number of subjects (try searching for your hometown, then check out the number of articles for things within your hometown).
  • wikitravel.org – A new site that is still fairly sparse, but with the potential to make Lonely Planet and other travel guides obsolete.

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