A LocalWiki for Philadelphia.
LocalWiki is a new open-source system for creating geographically-rooted wiki sites. Unlike MediaWiki/Wikipedia, LocalWiki provides a visual editor for pages and represents every entry with both a page and a map. It's the perfect way to document the history and hidden gems of your city
Where is it?
We're using the LocalWiki Foundation's central hosting service now instead of maintaining our own wiki, this should keep things running way smoother and provide even more long term stability: https://localwiki.org/philadelphia/
We need to reach out to local groups that could take advantage of this to share their local knowledge:
- Historical societies
- Neighborhood associations
- Conservation groups
Here are a couple of action items I'd like to grind out:
Create a Compelling Story: "Why Should People Care?" - Pride - Value
"Who Benefits & How?" - Tourism & Hospitality - Local Govt - Retail - Citizens
"How Do they Get Involved?" - hackathon - social media - crowdsourcing