AboutUs: Co-Elaborating the Web
- Dedicated to building a vibrant new community resource.
- Where organizations & their constituents come together to collaborate.
- AboutUs serves the community with technology & process innovations.
AboutUs, a wiki website launched in August 2006, is building a new kind of web resource – one that synthesizes commercial and general information using the collaborative authoring power of wiki technology and culture. AboutUs has begun the creative process by using a bot to seed wiki pages on websites – but the technology is only the beginning. AboutUs is building a resources based on community and shared values – The WikiWay. Because no single resource is as powerful as the one that can tap into the knowledge of every visitor, AboutUs is creating a vibrant community asset.
AboutUs would like to welcome anyone who is interested in the collaborative process to join us. We are available to help in a number of ways–from a series of tutorials to email & talk pages, to IRC and a toll free phone number, AboutUs staff is available to help when needed.
Along with providing unmatched customer service, AboutUs is able to provide the visitor with simple tools to break down the barriers to technological fluency. Once a visitor has edited a domain page or created a portal of information on a topic of interest, the visitor can work to have their efforts featured on the AboutUs homepage & blog. Being a featured wiki page is a great way to get exposure for the websites, people, communities and portals that the community cares about. Social Networking, business to business connections, and collaborative process are at the crux of the AboutUs mission.
The vision of AboutUs hinges on the power of collaboration and the unique capacity of wiki technology to capture the coming together of communities.