Fandom

fandom

What does fandom stand for?

Fandom (also known as Wikia before October 2016) is a wiki hosting service and domain operated by Fandom, Inc. (formerly known as Wikia, Inc.), a for-profit Delaware company founded in October 2004 by Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley. Fandom was acquired in 2018 by TPG Capital and Jon Miller through Integrated Media Co.

Is fandom a form of religion?

Fandom is sometimes caricatured as religious faith, as the interest of fans sometimes grows to dominate their lifestyle, and fans are often very obstinate in professing (and refusing to change) their beliefs about their fandom. However, society at large does not treat fandom with the same weight as organized religion.

Who owns fandom?

In February 2018, former AOL CEO Jon Miller, backed by Private equity firm TPG Capital, acquired Fandom. Miller was named Co-chairman of Wikia, Inc., alongside Jimmy Wales, and TPG Capital director Andrew Doyle assumed the role of interim CEO.

What domain are fandom wikis hosted on?

Fandom wikis are hosted under the domain fandom.com, but some, especially those that focus on subjects other than media franchises, were hosted under wikia.org until November 2021.

What is the meaning of fandom?

Definition of fandom. 1 : all the fans (as of a sport) 2 : the state or attitude of being a fan.

What does it mean to be a fan?

Fans typically are interested in even minor details of the object (s) of their fandom and spend a significant portion of their time and energy involved with their interest, often as a part of a social network with particular practices (a fandom); this is what differentiates fannish (fandom-affiliated) fans from those with only a casual interest.

Is fandom a form of religion?

Fandom is sometimes caricatured as religious faith, as the interest of fans sometimes grows to dominate their lifestyle, and fans are often very obstinate in professing (and refusing to change) their beliefs about their fandom. However, society at large does not treat fandom with the same weight as organized religion.

Where can I find a good fandom Dictionary?

Look up fandom in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Who owns fandom? – Salon.com December 13, 2000 Organization for Transformative Works – Non-profit organization promoting fandom and archiving fanworks.

What is fandom and how does it work?

Founded in 2004 by Jimmy Wales (yes, the Wikipedia guy) and Angela Beesley Starling (a British web entrepreneur), Fandom (originally Wikicities, and later Wikia) was a new platform that built off the core technology powering Wikipedia in order to super serve the needs of an incredibly passionate set of customers: fans!

What domain are fandom wikis hosted on?

Fandom wikis are hosted under the domain fandom.com, but some, especially those that focus on subjects other than media franchises, were hosted under wikia.org until November 2021.

Is fandom moving wikis from Wikia?

A leak from Fandoms Community Council was posted to Reddits /r/Wikia subreddit on August 12, 2018, confirming that Fandom would be migrating all wikis from the wikia.com domain, to fandom.com in early 2019, as part of a push for greater adoption of Fandoms wiki-specific applications on both iOS and Androids app ecosystems.

Is fandom a form of religion?

Fandom is sometimes caricatured as religious faith, as the interest of fans sometimes grows to dominate their lifestyle, and fans are often very obstinate in professing (and refusing to change) their beliefs about their fandom. However, society at large does not treat fandom with the same weight as organized religion.

As of 2020, all wikis have been migrated to fandom.com or wikia.org. This page outlines the reasoning behind why we made the change, the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) results of the initial migrations, and the full migration schedule. 1 Why did the domains change? 2 How did the change impact communities? 3 Did all communities move to Fandom?

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