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A note on braveryjwales200px-Hossein-Derakhshan

Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:10:30 +0000

A lot of people have been posting on twitter or sending me email thanking me for bravery in opposing SOPA. That’s a very very kind sentiment, and I really do appreciate it! But I want to push back a little … Continue reading (image)


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What should I put on the agenda at the upcoming e-G8?eg8-forumjwaleseg8-forum

Sat, 16 Apr 2011 12:25:15 +0000

Bobbie Johnson at Gigaom worries: Is France Plotting to Kill the Free Internet?, and “can’t help be concerned at what the summit might mean, given it’s essentially a closed shop of governments and corporations discussing how best to carve up … Continue reading (image)


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What’s new for me: HunchHunch.com_logojwalesHunch.com_logo

Mon, 07 Dec 2009 17:00:42 +0000

I’ve always been intrigued by the potential intersection of community-based, user-generated web platforms and algorithmic, machine-based ones. Wikipedia and Wikia have proven to do a pretty darn good job with the former. Search engines clearly do a great job with … Continue reading (image)


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A small wedding giftwedding-giftjwaleswedding-gift

Sat, 24 Oct 2009 17:50:03 +0000

This weekend I am attending the wedding of my friends Martin Varshavsky and Nina Wiegand. (They did a civil wedding in Hawaii a little while ago; this is the more traditional Jewish wedding.)  I wanted to get a gift, but … Continue reading (image)


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Is the Magazine Dead?maagzinesstackedupjwalesmaagzinesstackedupGourmet Magazine Quantcast rankRecipes Quantcast rank

Wed, 21 Oct 2009 11:45:33 +0000

At Wikia we are announcing this week the launch of HP MagCloud print-on-demand for Wikia users. The concept here is simple but powerful: let communities create magazines from their work seamlessly. We have no idea how popular this is going … Continue reading (image)


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Wikia hits top 100 on Quantcast :-)jwalesWikia hits 98 on QuantcastWho's posing now?

Wed, 19 Aug 2009 15:12:47 +0000

Wow, coming on the heels of the great news I got yesterday about our Comscore numbers… Just for fun, here’s a comparison of Wikia (all sites) with Mahalo (all sites).  Some of you may know that Jason Calacanis enjoys poking … Continue reading (image)


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Wikia up 20%+ in July – 6.5 million US uniqueswikiajwaleswikia

Tue, 18 Aug 2009 14:54:09 +0000

July was insane - over 6.5 million US uniques, up by 24% over June! Continue reading (image)


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Wikia Gaming joins Wikia Entertainment in the 1 million article clubjwales

Fri, 03 Apr 2009 08:29:02 +0000

Just got some new numbers (thanks Doug and Przemek for putting these together) for Wikia’s growth, especially in gaming and entertainment, traditionally our strongest wikis. Gaming just crossed 1,000,000 and currently with 1,003,977 articles… joining Entertainment (1.1 million articles) in … Continue reading (image)


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Update on Wikia – doing more of what’s workingjwales

Tue, 31 Mar 2009 14:00:23 +0000

If there is one thing that I’ve learned in my career, it is to do more of what’s working, and less of what’s not. In past 24 months, Wikia.com has seen tremendous expansion. Nielsen recently recognized Wikia.com as the fifth … Continue reading (image)


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Jimmy Carter: “Obama can change our reputation in ten minutes”jwales

Tue, 20 Jan 2009 16:45:12 +0000

Note: My daughter recently (December 5th, 2008) had the opportunity to conduct an interview with President Jimmy Carter.  One of her questions to him was about Obama and ended up being about Obama’s speech today.  So I thought I’d post … Continue reading (image)


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