I stumbled upon LocalWiki today and then took a look at their sample site, Denton Wiki, serving Denton, Texas.
Basically, it is a wiki dedicated to a community where community members (read: anyone) can edit the pages about the community. It is meant to be a collective gathering of information about the said community, much like Wikipedia is the gathering of “all human knowledge” (or something grandiose like that).
The idea really hits me in a soft spot. I’m thinking that maybe such a wiki setup for small communities might help to foster a collective knowledge in the area along with giving some visibility to the many places, people, activities, and just ideas that are sometimes hidden in smaller communities.
I’m contemplating maybe trying to get something for New Ulm off the ground. If anything, it would be fun to take a look at the platform itself.