With new technology, capabilities and capacity, comes a new level of informative detail.
Bloomingpedia is a City Wiki about the city of Bloomington, Indiana and the surrounding area. It allows anyone visiting the site to make changes and additions to the articles. While allowing anyone to change articles might seem like a bad idea, the majority of people using the wiki care about the quality of its content. For a good example of wiki technology, check out Wikipedia, which is an extensive online encyclopedia maintained by people around the world. However, where Wikipedia is about global concepts, Bloomingpedia covers only information about Bloomington.
Simular to Open Source Software (like Linux), Bloomingpedia is created by the people and for the people. It is an example of how great something can be when we all work together on it. Bloomingpedia is not limited to any specific set of information such as historical, news, profiles, data sheets or surveys. It is all these things. It is an all encompasing plethora of information for a city in the 21st century.
Bloomingpedia started out of the desire for more information about Bloomington and its rich history and culture. After not being able to find better information about Bloomington on the Internet, Mark Krenz decided to create a wiki in order to allow everyone to collaborate on an information resource for Bloomington. Within the first few days of its existance, people already started coming to the site and editing articles. It was then decided that the Bloomingpedia Council would be formed to help guide the direction of the site and to ensure that it would be a useful resource and will last for years, if not decades to come.
This wiki is hosted on Suso Technology Services' shared webserver located in downtown Bloomington.
Contact: If you wish to contact those running the wiki, please write and e-mail to comments hyphen questions at bloomingpedia dot org. Replace hyphen with - and at with the at sign and dot with a period.