Wikia

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Wikia

(Wikia, Inc., San Mateo, CA, www.wikia.com) An organization that hosts wikis for all variety of topics. Founded in 2004 by Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley, anyone can read and edit an existing wiki; however, Wikia must approve all proposals for new wikis. Wikia was originally named Wikicities. See Wikia Search.
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Writeboard, PBWiki, StikiPad, JotSpot, WikiSpaces, wetpaint, Wikia, BluWiki, Wikicities, XWiki, and Wikidot are examples of either free or low cost "hosted" wiki sites where anyone can create a webpage and determine who can have open access to the content.
Wikicities offer powerful collaboration opportunities.
For example, Paul Allison, a teacher in the East Side Community High School in New York, founded the High School Online Collaborative Writing site as one of the first Wikicities for schools, to "build on what we already know about collaboration and language and take advantage of the unique features of this new media environment.