Everybody’s heard of and uses Wikipedia, but what about the for-profit company founded by Wikipedia’s own Jimmy Wales? Wikia is one of the biggest internet companies around, but it’s likely not on your radar yet. This year, that’s all going to change.
I had personally heard of Wikia but never knew exactly what it was. Put simply, if you’ve ever seen a specialized Wiki outside of Wikipedia, the odds are it was hosted on Wikia. The site packs an enormous amount of content, with users collaborating, discussing and consuming nearly anything you can imagine.
Wikia is also completely free, ad-supported and is all linked together under one navigation bar that sits atop every page. So far, all of its driving growth has had everything to do with users.