For a single city to claim that it’s the world capital of blogs, Twitter, or any other Web-based technology might seem a little weird, since by their very nature they’re meant to free us from the limitations of geography. But for a few important reasons, Portland quite clearly holds a very special place in the world when it comes to wikis. I’ve got five reasons why this is true, and some simple explanation of what I think that says about Portland. Whether you’re a wiki geek or not, it’s interesting to think that our city has a guiding hand in a technology that has fundamentally transformed the way we share information.
I’m an employee of AboutUs Inc., a volunteer administrator for Wikipedia, and nut for all things wiki.