Whiskey Media develops topical websites that are equal parts editorial and community. To date, they have built sites about video games, comic books, anime and politics. The company builds sites that are “Whiskey Powered”, which refers to the proprietary publishing layer they have built on top of the python-based Django framework. Their sites borrow heavily from features in Facebook and Wikipedia to create their community-driven content data. In April 2010, Whiskey added a new feature to their platform called “Quests” the turns content creation into a social game with rewards.
Whiskey Media closed its initial site, Political Base in August, 2009 due to lack of advertising interest in the political segment. It may revive the site at a later date.
AnimeVice is a structured wiki product about anime offered by Whiskey Media. The site launched in December 2008.
Comic Vine is a structured wiki for comics. It aims to accurately document the entire world of comics: all the editions, super heroes, teams, and powers. Its ‘structure’ comes from a structure much like a regular database (as opposed to flat wikipedia pages). Users are able to edit all of the pages. For example, users can add powers to Superman. Anonymous edits are allowed, but logged in users earn points to later make edits instantly applied to the database. Changes are kept in a moderation queue until they are approved by admins, which users can keep watch on until their changes are approved.
Comic Vine is one of the main inspirations for CrunchBase.
Comic Vine Tour by Dave Snider
GiantBomb is a video game encyclopedia. It features full articles and images covering video games, characters, concepts and companies.