KNBC Southland disaster wiki

I received an e-mail this morning from KNBC-TV writer/producer Colin Campbell announcing their brand new Los Angeles Disaster Response Wiki. Apparently he, Bob Long, and others over there have been talking about this thing and finally got something up and running and wanted to soft launch it with “some of the Southland’s web movers and shakers” or so the e-mail said. The e-mail also asked me not to blog it, in fact, it said:

“Note – we’re NOT looking for you to post a link to this wiki on any of your websites – this isn’t really a “general public” thing, at least not yet.”

That’s fine with me, and I had no intention of blogging it. In fact I hadn’t even clicked the link to it yet when I saw this post on fishbowl LA. They clearly got the same e-mail I did, and ignored the “don’t blog it” part and went ahead and posted it. Since it’s now out there, I thought I’d go ahead and link to it as well, as I’m sure many of the people reading this will have much better contributions to make then I will. I’m looking forward to seeing what comes of this.

2 thoughts on “KNBC Southland disaster wiki”

  1. I hate to knock another site, but besides posting it after being asked not to, the writer says:

    “But if we’re to take this seriously, Long might want to edit some of the cuteness out of the tone. Actually–all the cuteness.”

    Its a Wiki – if Fishbowl LA wants to edit the tone, then they can do it themselves. Unless they don’t know what a Wiki is…

  2. David,

    Very funny! Thanks for the words of support. I figured my e-mail would be clipped, posted, etc., regardless of what I said. (And yes, the e-mail did go out to a number of prominent LA bloggers; mostly people who’ve had contact with Mekahlo Medina and KNBC’s “NewsRaw” product.

    It was interesting to Fishbowl raise the spectre of the failed LA Times Wikitorial right off the bat. Why not immediately compare it the moderately successful Wikipedia? C’est la…

    Now that the word is out, I hope you’ll hop over and contribute!



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