Mini treasures wiki - connecting mini makers and collectors worldwide
I started photo albums, a web page, blogs and a wiki in Finnish.
In April 2009 I started my second wiki, this time in English. The name Mini treasures wiki comes from a blog of mine called Hidden treasure 2.0. In that blog I share some thoughts about web 2.0 (aka social media), which is not only my passion, but work too: I am a consultant guiding companies in using social media tools in business and the dollhouse world is my sandbox where I test those tools.
This wiki is meant for all miniaturists and doll and toy lovers in the world. Usually dollhouse miniaturists work in 1:12 scale but here we have a variety of scales from micro minis to fashion dolls.
The aim of the wiki is to connect dollhouse people in a new way. Let's say there are 10 miniaturists in the world at the moment working on miniature project inspired by the Avatar movie.
- Some of them are blogging (one in Spanish, one in Finnish and one in Danish)
- Some of them (a Japanese and a Dutch) are active in Youtube or
- Some only read messages from forums.
So I am offering a solution with my wiki.Let us say these 10 persons are all familiar with our wiki.
- One of them starts a new page for Avatar and adds links to her Flickr album.
- The others notice a new wiki page and start contributing, they add links to their blogs and Youtube videos and they can also use the comments section of that page to communicate: for questions and tip sharing. A lot of inspiration in miniatures comes through pictures, not through words so for them it doesn´t matter if they understand each others languages, it´s the pictures that matters.
- And then comes a doll maker into picture. She has just created Avatar dolls and she adds a link to them and now the movie fans know where to buy one.