What is Wetpaint?
A UGC website that combines aspects of wikis, blogs, forums, and social networks, allowing any user to create and share online content.
“Wetpaint is the most consumer-friendly Wiki for everyday users who want to share their passions and interests online,” said Ben Elowitz, CEO of Wetpaint. “It enables more online users to express themselves and the Wiki phenomena grow, there is no doubt that collaboration will match, if not overtake, social networking as a primary online activity.”
It has powered more than 150,000 user-created community Wiki sites that have received over 2.5 million user contributions since launching in June 2006. The Seattle startup has also caught the attention of prominent consumer brands such as AOL, ABC, CBS, American Express Publishing, T-Mobile, and HTC. These companies have partnered with Wetpaint to create community Wiki sites for their most active and knowledgeable users.
The platform is radically different from most other websites because people can easily add or edit text, photos, videos, or links just by clicking an “EasyEdit” button. And Wetpaint site creators are not alone when it comes to starting and maintaining a website — they can invite others to help them add to the site. This makes it a great option for fan sites, neighborhood groups, clubs, classes, or any group of enthusiasts who want to share their knowledge and experience.
More About Wetpaint
It is changing the way people share and collaborate about passions and interests online through its consumer-friendly Wiki platform. For the first time, anyone who knows how to use Microsoft Word can use Site to click and type online. The company is privately held and headquartered in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square. Wetpaint is backed by Accel Partners, Trinity Ventures, and Frazier Technology Ventures. For more information, visit wetpaintcentral.com.
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