ProductWiki Vision


by Omar Jan 22, 2007 fileunderFound in Home


ProductWiki's goal is to be the most comprehensive product information resource supported by a passionate community.

We want to have information on every product; from the most popular cultural icons to the independent and innovative designers that are selling their creations out of their garages. It's an ambitious goal, and it's going to take a lot of people working together. That's why we're a wiki and that's where you come in. We've already reached 13,000 products in our first year, and, together, we can get to the goal of 100,000 and beyond!

Wikis are a type of website where every reader is also an editor. If you see something wrong with a page, you can fix it yourself. There is no need to wait for someone else to correct it. You can also add any new information you'd like to existing pages or start the collaboration process by adding a product. You, the community, are in control of how and what content is created. Wikipedia is a great example showing that wikis are the best way to create a large-scale resource of information.

Through collaboration, we can build a comprehensive resource of high-quality, accurate product information. We also encourage you to express your opinion. There are many ways to share your thoughts and experiences with products that you've come across in your everyday life. Sharing your opinion can be as simple as leaving a comment, to writing an in-depth review complete with pictures and video.

The content contained in ProductWiki is openly distributable. This means that anybody can take and use information in any way they choose; our content isn't locked up in a silo. As the ultimate free product database, we'll help foster innovation for product-based websites and services.

Jimmy Wales once said that Wikipedia "makes the Internet not suck". While that goal has been accomplished for general information, the Internet still sucks for online shopping and product research. The Internet is filled with spam on low quality websites trying to make money on the back of the consumer.

We want to make online shopping enjoyable.

Comments

1.  avatar KD1964 said:

word!
Jan 24, 2007 2:19pm
2.  avatar dakalvia said:

here is some more incentive to pump up PRODUCTWIKI......according to a recent survey by Cambridge, Mass.-based Forrester Research Inc., North Americans under 40-yrs old spend more time on computers than watching TV. Here is a breakdown of what they are doing when it comes to the internet:

  • 63% use it to RESEARCH PRODUCTS
  • 61% read online news
  • 30% visit financial web sites
  • 18% use photo-sharing sites
  • 15% look up directions
  • 12% read blogs (28% for those aged 18-26)
  • 10% use social networking sites (38% for those aged 18-26)
Feb 26, 2007 5:22pm
3.  avatar Erik said:

Sweet! So by my calculations ProductWiki should be 6.3X bigger than MySpace.
Feb 26, 2007 5:26pm
4.  avatar dakalvia said:

well considering a high % of internet users are under 26, I would say it should only be about 1.5X bigger....the young'ns like sociallizing and playing da vid-ya games primarily methinks. I got that stat out of the "Canadian Investment Guide 2007" which I think is geared towards a baby-boomer target audience.
Feb 26, 2007 5:40pm
5.  avatar V-Dawg said:

EIGHTEEN percent use photo-sharing sites? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm... I think I like that stat.
Feb 26, 2007 10:47pm
6.  avatar cdshackmedia said:

I discovered productwiki on squidoo and signed up today :) Very impressed with the site. I also voted productwiki up on the squidoffer page. Also will be featuring productwiki on my boosting ebay sales lens on squidoo shortly :)
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Jun 04, 2007 9:47pm
7.  avatar grig said:

RSS feed for this? Please? ;)
Nov 22, 2007 1:09pm
8.  avatar Erik said:

You can subscribe to the new reports and report of the day:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/ProductWiki
Nov 22, 2007 1:54pm
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