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- What questions do you have about advertisements on Fandom powered by Wikia? Read this blog (Part 1 of 3) and then share your questions in the comments!
Advertisements. We all have a lot of feelings on those. They're a big part of the internet, and they're how companies like Fandom are able to make money to support the site. We haven't talked to you about advertisements that much in the past, so we're giving you a big look into advertisements on Fandom this week. In our first two blog posts, we'll talk about why we have ads—we're an ad-supported business, enabling us to operate and continually improve the largest entertainment fan site in the world, free of c…Read more >
- Do you have any questions about the evolution of the Fandom powered by Wikia experience? Read this blog and then share your questions in the comments!
Fandom is an ever-evolving company. It has been since Day 1. Over the last year in particular, we released our news and stories and Discussions experiences, rebranded the site, introduced you to Service-Oriented Architecture, and released the Community Page. We're looking forward to another big year in 2017!
Smart changes are important and necessary for any web platform, which we talked about back in 2015. For Fandom, that's been important for three big reasons: we evolved into a more immersive fan experience where you can discuss, publish, and collaborate in ways that aren't found on a simple…Read more >
Whew. 2016 was a heck of a year, wasn't it? Fandom powered by Wikia is no exception. We've had a really exciting year! Now that we're only 10 days away from the start of a new one, let's take a look back at some of the biggest things that happened on Fandom this year.
- We rebranded! Our rebranding as Fandom powered by Wikia came toward the end of the year, in October, but it was the biggest step we took as an entertainment-focused company in 2016. This change brought our entire platform under one fan-first media brand that will give the company and your communities even more opportunities to grow in the future.
- Fandom news and stories launched. An important step in establishing ourselves as a comprehensive entertainment destination was the lau…
Every day, we see staff members walk through the door of Fandom offices eager to get to their desks. It's not because they want to get the day over with, and it's not because they're here for a paycheck. It's because they know they're here to help grow and support a community of millions of fans around the world. Those of us who are on the Community Team, like I am, get to work directly with the community each day, but not every Fandom Staff member has that opportunity. That's why, for the last several years, we've had an event called Wikia Day about twice a year, where every staff member takes an entire day to work on a wiki of their choosing.
In recognition of our new name, yesterday marked the first-ever Fandom Day! What's even more exci…Read more >
Last year, we had a big idea: what if we brought a group of nearly 30 administrators to our office in San Francisco? Not only would we be able to speak to admins in-person about the future of Wikia and the products we're working on, but those admins would be able to provide immediate and in-person feedback directly to Wikia staff. That idea became our first-ever Community Connect last September, and it was a great success.
This year, we wanted to make it an even bigger event. Instead of just having one Community Connect, we had two: one in our office in Poznan, Poland in July, and the other in San Francisco a few weeks ago. With this year's launch of Fandom and the Fan Contributor Program, we were also able to expand the scope of the attend…Read more >