WikiCity, which started in late 2008 and launched publicly this summer, is a bit like CitySearch with its telephone-book-like listings of restaurants and businesses and similar to BackFence with its aim to be a user-generated hyperlocal site. But it lets readers update their own communities pages, giving a bit of a Wikipedia feel.
When I wrote about it this summer, I noted that one of the best potential benefits of something like WikiCity would be to team up with local news organizations. That, in essence, is what happened.
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