I recently received the following press release:
A fictional web 2.0 galaxy created by its own community
EHLERANGE, Luxembourg, August 14th, 2007 - Only seven weeks after its official launch the Galaxiki website (www.galaxiki.org) is on its way to become a highly successful web 2.0 site. Galaxiki is a new kind of wiki based community portal that allows its members to edit stars, planets and moons in a virtual galaxy, creating an entire fictional world online. It already got a lot of positive coverage in the blogosphere and in the media, Linux Journal (www.linuxjournal.org) even named it "dot org website of the week" on July 11th.
"It's very exciting to see how many people like Galaxiki! We got a lot of positive feedback and many suggestions within the past few weeks", said Jos Kirps, the creator of Galaxiki. "The site is being updated on a regular basis, new features emerge nearly every day: improved galaxy exploration tools, search tools, planetary editors or translated contents for example. We now just launched the movies and books section, a completely new site area where community members can manage their private collections of DVDs or books and share information about them. And we still have a lot of new stuff in the pipeline." Galaxiki combines well known web 2.0 features in a revolutionary new way. Millions of stars, planets, moons, pulsars and black holes can be explored using an intuitive 2D map. The idea behind Galaxiki is that community members can create fictional life forms and write about their histories on their planets. The ease of use attracts all kinds of users, so that the target audience is not limited to science fiction and astronomy addicts.
"We're now looking for people willing to help us with translations - german and french versions of the site are already partly available, other languages are being prepared", explains Jos Kirps. "Just like any other community site we heavily rely on active users, and we're looking forward to see people from all over the world become part of our world!"
Galaxiki membership and editing community stars is free, but it's also possible to purchase your own solar system that only you will be able to edit. Galaxiki also features an online shop offering astrononmy, science and science fiction related articles; such as DVDs, books or T-Shirts for example.
About the Galaxiki Project
Launched in July 2007, the Galaxiki Project offers a unique surfing experience on it's Galaxiki community portal. The Galaxiki Project is headquartered in Ehlerange, Luxembourg, Europe and is currently run as a private project by its creator Jos Kirps, although it shall be transformed into a company in the near future. For more information, visit www.galaxiki.com.
Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This document includes certain forward-looking statements, including statements regarding The Galaxiki Project's ability to run and improve it's services, or to create new business models. These statements are based on the current expectations or beliefs of The Galaxiki Project, and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the statements herein. The Galaxiki Project is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter their respective forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.