18 March 2008

Cornwall Gets Wiki Treatment

A wiki concerning all things Cornish has been launched by a newspaper publisher.

Cornwall and Devon Media (CDM) unveiled wikiKernow this month and hopes that the site will become a unique and valued resource for the region.

Reporters at the media group have made a start creating pages, but it’s now up to registered users to add to this and build up pages of fascinating facts about the county.

CDM editor-in-chief Andy Cooper told holdthefrontpage.co.uk: “We feel wikiKernow will provide a fantastic platform for our existing readers and online viewers, and a whole range of new ones, to play their part in building a fantastic site all about Cornwall.

“The beauty of the wiki concept is that people can write and edit their own material and contribute in whichever way they see fit.”

WikiKernow, named after the Cornish name for Cornwall, already has plenty of pages offering information of interest to both natives and tourists.

Topics so far include the infamous Cornish pasty, the mysterious beast of Bodmin Moor, and Cornish emblems and anthems.

The wiki also boasts guides to the county’s beaches and castles, and fact-files on places such as Newquay, Padstow and Land’s End.

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