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Wikia is a website intended to help people create wikis devoted to their particular interests, where they can meet others that share that interest.[1] It also is described as a network of collaboratively published entertainment, gaming, and lifestyle content.[2] 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.[3]

Its CEO is Craig Palmer, formerly President and CEO of Gracenote.[2]

Some users of Wikia have had disagreements with management, and an organization to help wikis migrate to other wiki farms has formed.[4]


  1. 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..
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Anti-Wikia alliance. Anti-Wikia Alliance. Retrieved on 2011-10-18.