I have to say, I love Wikia's weekly Technical Updates. I look forward to them each week. And this is what keeps Wikia on top of all those other sites, like ShoutWiki. Here are my opinions on some of the latest updates:
1. Wikia Labs:
(4/5) This feature is a great tool for new wiki creators, and for existing wikis. However, it would be nice if they could upload a couple new features to Wikia Labs.
2. New Create a Wiki Process:
(5/5) The old Create a Wiki process was a bit tedious, I have to say. The new look is nice, but the first step is really what I like. You type in your wiki name, and the web address follows in the way in URL format.