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Howcast – video and wiki

 2007, New York City and San Francisco

 Howcast Media, Inc. –
Founded by veterans of Google and YouTube  (Jason Liebman, Daniel Blackman, Sanjay Raman), Howcast shows consumers engaging, useful how-to videos and guides wherever, whenever they need to learn how.

Howcast brings together the personality of user-generated content with the quality of a professional video studio to create engaging, informative, and free how-to videos for consumers. It also offers emerging filmmakers an opportunity to gain experience, exposure, and income.

With high-quality, compelling video content and a growing audience of consumers, Howcast provides a wealth of innovative opportunities for advertisers, distributors, and publishers.

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 Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger co-founders in 2001, San Francisco CA

Wikipedia is a free, open content online encyclopedia created through the collaborative effort of a community of users who have contributed to its content. Anyone registered on the site can create an article for publication; registration is not required to edit articles. It is a wiki, a software program that enables anyone to edit Web site content through their Web browser.

Criticisms of Wikipedia include assertions that its openness makes it unreliable and unauthorative. Because anyone can edit any article, the site’s entries can be questionable.

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Wikia – wiki farm / community

Founded 2004 by Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley, Headquarters San Mateo, CA

Wikia supports the creation and development of wiki communities on any topic. It supports over 6000 communities in more than 70 languages. You can join an existing communities or start a new one.  Every person can edit content on Wikia.

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Video: Understanding Wikis

Video courtesy of “”.

A wiki is an editable Web page. You can change what appears on the page and add to it.  It’s as easy as erasing a word and rewriting it by using an “edit” and “save” button. Wikis allow many people to contribute and collaborate together.


The following video is an overview of how to get started using PBWiki


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