Wikipedia is a superb resource for general information, but I think there’s room (and demand) for topical “wikipedias” too. Such as a wikipedia for product information. Which is exactly what Amazon.com recently launched:
Amazon has just released a new Wikipedia clone, called Amapedia. It’s described as “a community for sharing information about the products you like the most.”
I took a quick look at the site, and so far it’s not very impressive. It has potential though. I have to agree with Richard:
The site looks pretty raw currently and has little info in it – it is after all brand new. But a wikipedia for products makes perfect sense for Amazon. Who better to spotlight products and gather product information from the community, than Amazon?
With enough contributions, Amapedia could become the site to check before you purchase something. Good idea Amazon!
Read: Read/Write Web