Wikia is a website intended to help people create wikis devoted to their particular interests, where they can meet others that share that interest. It also is described as a network of collaboratively published entertainment, gaming, and lifestyle content. Wikia was founded by Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley in 2004, and is funded in part by advertising. A problem has been to keep people interested after the initial burst of excitement when their wiki is first created. Only 1% to 2% of these new wikis hang on after the initial rush.
Some users of Wikia have had disagreements with management, and an organization to help wikis migrate to other wiki farms has formed.
- Wikia's self-description is found at About Wikia. Wikia. Retrieved on 2011-10-18.. Its help page is found at Welcome to Wikia help!. Wikia. Retrieved on 2011-10-18..
- Natalia Garcia, PR Manager, Wikia (October 12, 2011). Wikia Begins Next Growth Phase with Two Key Executive Hires. Business Wire. Retrieved on 2011-10-18.
- These numbers were stated by Wikia's vice president of product Angie Shelton, quoted by Jemima Kiss (November 2010). Jimmy Wales makes Wikia stickier with a social revamp. PDA: The digital content blog. The Guardian. Retrieved on 2011-10-18.
- Anti-Wikia alliance. Anti-Wikia Alliance. Retrieved on 2011-10-18.