Referata, a Semantic Media Wiki hosting site

From Yaron Koren on the semediawiki-users list:

I’m pleased to announce the release of the site Referata, at referata.com: a hosting site for SMW-based semantic wikis. This is not the first site to offer hosting of wikis using Semantic MediaWiki (that’s Wikia, as of a few months ago), but it is the first to also offer the usage of Semantic Forms, Semantic Drilldown, Semantic Calendar, Semantic Google Maps and some of the other related extensions you’ve probably heard about; Widgets, Header Tabs, etc. As such, I consider it the first site that lets people create true collaborative databases, where many people can work together on a set of well-structured data.

See announcement and their features page for more details. Basic usage is free; $20/month premium accounts can have private data, and $250/month enterprise accounts can use their own domains. Not a bad plan I think. A showcase Referata wiki would help people understand the offering better. In the meantime there is elsewhere a list of sites using Semantic MediaWiki. That list omits Chickipedia; we can only wonder why. Also I have my suspicions that Intellipedia runs with the SMW extensions too, but that’s just guessing. Regardless, there are a lot of fun things you could do with this, take a look…

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  1. [...] Grazie a Dan Brickley, scopro Referata: Referata offers free hosting of wikis using the MediaWiki application, with some important extensions (Semantic MediaWiki, Semantic Forms, Semantic Drilldown, Semantic Calendar and others) that allow a Referata site to hold not just text, but structured data, that can be displayed and browsed in structured ways. Combined with the collaborative abilities of a wiki, a site hosted on Referata can serve as a true user-powered database, with a minimal amount of setup work or technical knowledge. [...]

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