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<blockquote>''Greetings [[Wikipedian]]s -- check out our [[Centiare:Welcome Message|welcome message]] for those with wiki experience.'' <br> ''For more general information, see also '''[[Centiare:What Centiare Is|What Centiare Is]]'''''.</blockquote>
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'''Centiare''' is a brand created in [[2001]] by [[Directory:Huntington Beach, California|Huntington Beach]], [[Directory:California|California]] accountant and consultant, [[User:Karl Nagel|Karl Nagel]].
{{Infobox_Company |
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company_name  = [[Company_Name:=Centiare]] |
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company_logo  = [[Image:Centiare_Logo_PNGsmall.png|130px|Centiare logo]]|
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company_slogan = ''[[Slogan:=The Free Directory]]'' |
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company_type  = [[Company_Type:=Private|[[Private Company|Private]]]]|
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genre = |
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foundation  = [[Year_Started:=2001|[[2001]]]] |
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founder = |
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location    = {{flagicon|US}} [[City:=Huntington Beach|[[Directory:Huntington Beach, California|Huntington Beach]]]]<ref name="csmonitor">{{cite web|url=http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0720/p01s02-ussc.html |title=Where's the real Surf City, USA? |accessdate=2005-07-20 |publisher=[[Directory:Christian Science Monitor|Christian Science Monitor]] }}</ref>, [[State_Name:=California|[[Directory:California|California]]]], [[Country_Name:=United States|[[Directory:United States|USA]]]] |
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key_people  = [[Key_Person1:=Gregory J. Kohs|[[Directory:Gregory J. Kohs|Gregory Kohs]]]], [[Key_Person1_Title:=CMO|Marketing]]<br>[[Key_Person2:=Karl Nagel|[[User:Karl Nagel|Karl Nagel]]]], [[Key_Person2_Title:=Principal]]  |
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industry    = [[NAICS_Code1_Title:=Internet Service Providers and Web Search Portals|[[Information Services]]]] |
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products    = [[Directory:Centiare/Services|See complete services listing]] |
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revenue    = {{profit}} [[United States dollar|US$]][[Revenues:=100000|<100 thousand]] (2006) |
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operating_income = {{steady}} US$<100 thousand (2006)|
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net_income    = {{steady}} US$[[Net_Income:=100000|<100 thousand]] (2006) |
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num_employees = [[Employees:=10|<10]] (2006) |
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parent = |
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subsid    =  |
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owner = |
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contact = [[Legal_Name:=Karl Nagel & Co., LLC|[[Directory:Karl Nagel & Co.|Karl Nagel & Co., LLC]]]]<br>[[Address:=PO Box 7752]]<br>Huntington Beach, [[State_Code:=CA]]&nbsp; [[Country_Code:=US]]&nbsp; [[Zip:=92615]]-[[Plus4:=1234]]<br>[[Phone:=714.520.1667]]<br>[[Web:=www.centiare.com|[http://www.centiare.com www.centiare.com]]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Email:=info@centiare.com|[mailto:info@centiare.com Mail]]]|
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reference = [[Year End]]: [[Year End:=1231|12/31]]<br>[[DUNS]]: [[DUNS:=95-123456]]<br>[[NAICS]]: [[NAICS_Code1:=51811]]<br>[[Entity Type|Entity]]: [[Entity_Type:=LLC|[[LLC]]]]<br>[[Attribute:Region1|Region]]: [[Region1:=Orange County|[[Directory:Orange County|The OC]]]]<br>[[Latitude]]: [[Latitude:=33.6574|33°39'26.64"]]<br>[[Longitude]]: [[Longitude:=-117.968|-117°58'4.8"]]
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'''Centiare''' is a unique online directory that anyone can use.  The directory facilitates [[search engine optimization]] (SEO) in new and powerful ways.  You can set up your very own [[Centiare:Directory namespace|'''Directory''']] page about yourself or your business, and no other users can edit it.  That's how the Directory pages work -- '''if you create it, you own it'''.  Within these "[[Centiare:user-owned|user-owned]]" commercial, non-profit, government, personal, and property Directory listings, you're encouraged to express [[advocate point-of-view|advocate points-of-view]] ([[APOV]]); include links to your products, artwork, blogs, or books you've written; and create wiki-links to any other pages in Centiare that you find interesting.
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==What makes Centiare different?==
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The brand has gone through three distinct phases:
  
Centiare is powered by the same collaboration and editing software used by [[Directory:Wikipedia|Wikipedia]], but taken to the next level.  With the addition of custom extensions that enhance its core functionality, you can do things on Centiare that just aren't possible (or welcome) on Wikipedia or other wiki sites. Things like:
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== Sarbanes-Oxley database ==
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The first phase was part of Nagel's proprietary database containing corporate data and requirements for meeting Sarbanes-Oxley Act obligations.
  
:* [[Centiare:Monetizing Centiare|Monetize]] your Directory listing and/or Main page article
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== Wiki directory ==
:* Plug in YouTube videos within a page ([[Christmas lights|example]])
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In late October 2006, Nagel retooled the Centiare.com domain, creating a wiki directory running a Semantic extension of [[Directory:Wikimedia_Foundation/MediaWiki|MediaWiki]] software.  Nagel reached out to [[Directory:Gregory J. Kohs|Gregory Kohs]] to form a partnership that resulted in Kohs promoting and marketing the wiki directory at Centiare. This effort gained strength through early 2007, but ultimately began to fade. When Nagel decided to pull the plug on the site, Kohs negotiated a transfer of the entire contents of Centiare.com to Kohs' own site, [[Directory:MyWikiBiz|MyWikiBiz.com]]. Thus, MyWikiBiz itself underwent a substantial re-branding and re-purpose from its original mission.
:* Promote your resume, an auction, your products, whatever!
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:* List your "friends" within Centiare ([[Directory:Gregory_J._Kohs#Friends|example]])
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:* Upload not only pictures, but also MP3 files, PDF or Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, and more
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:* Perform multi-level searches for specific things, like:
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:: -- ''White male, over 6 feet, with a Masters degree, in Pennsylvania''
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:: -- ''Home heating oil company, at least 50 years in business, in New Jersey''
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:: -- ''Entities between the 36th and 40th parallels'' ([[Centiare:ASK|example]])
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Those amazing searches are all possible because the best Centiare users will employ [[Centiare:Semantic tagging|'''semantic tagging''']] capabilities to organize, search, and [[Centiare:ASK|report]] on information.
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== New horizons ==
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In 2008, Nagel will be releasing a new, non-wiki community site at Centiare.com.
  
Meanwhile, for topics that would not have any legal standing in a courtroom (i.e., things like rainfall, fiber optic cable, the Rocky Mountains, glue, [[surfing]]), Centiare has the familiar [[Centiare:Main page|Main page]] article space.  Articles in Main space should be written with a [[neutral point-of-view|neutral point-of-view]] ([[NPOV]]), and they may be edited by any user (nobody has "ownership" of Main space articles).
 
 
==Directory Listings==
 
 
Centiare's custom extensions and modifications bring the power of the [[Directory:Wikimedia Foundation/MediaWiki|MediaWiki]] program to users who wish to create and '''control''' their own [[Centiare:Directory|Directory]] articles/pages. Within protected ''Directory'' listings, users are free to advocate, advertise and promote individual and/or commerical/non-profit acitivities without interference from other users/editors.  Just be the first user to start an appropriate Directory topic (must be something that has standing in a court of law), and from that point on, you're the only user who will have access to edit that page and all its sub-pages.
 
 
''<blockquote>Note: at this time, users are allowed to create Directory space articles about entities which they do not own or have a legal interest in.  However, keep in mind that you may not use Centiare to libel others; and, if and when the rightful owner of an article topic appears, they can and will "claim" the space, which will be transferred immediately by a Centiare sysop.</blockquote>
 
''
 
 
==Semantic Tagging==
 
 
Centiare's custom extensions and modifications enable cross-referenced relationships and attributes to be generated automatically. Simply by using [[Centiare:Semantic tagging|'''semantic tags''']] in an accompanying Infobox or throughout a page article, ''Directory'' pages and [[Portal:List|portal]] listings can produce general/customized [[Centiare:ASK|reports]] to help potential customers find the information they need relevant to your company and/or service offerings.
 
 
==User [[Centiare:Registration|Registration]]==
 
 
Only '''registered users''' are allowed to create and/or edit any content on Centiare (including [[Centiare:Main page|Main page]] entries). As such, registered users enjoy two primary benefits:
 
# They can create their own [[Centiare:Namespace|Directory or User]] page listings in order to promote, market, or otherwise advocate commercial activities; and
 
# They can create custom [[Centiare:ASK|queries]] (i.e. by ''editing'' a page) and generate reports covering listings, friends, interests, etc., based on their own specified needs.
 
 
If you're not yet a registered user, you can [http://www.centiare.com/index.php?title=Special:Userlogin&type=signup register] right now.
 
 
==References==
 
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==Additional Reading==
 
*Read a 3-page [http://www.centiare.com/images/e/e5/Talking_Points.ppt presentation] by marketing research guru [[Directory:Gregory J. Kohs|Gregory Kohs]] about Centiare and the semantic web (requires PowerPoint).
 
 
*You can read the various [[Centiare:Reviews|reviews]] that independent critics have written about Centiare.  Here are the most recent ones:
 
:--Semantic web expert, Harry Chen, covers Centiare with  [http://www.geospatialsemanticweb.com/2007/01/05/centiare-semanitc-mediawiki-opens-for-business "MediaWiki Opens for Business"].
 
:--IdeaGrove was the very first blog to profile Centiare, with a story entitled [http://www.ideagrove.com/blog/2006/12/move-over-yellow-pages-here-comes.html "Move Over Yellow Pages"].
 
 
==Internal links==
 
* {{FULLPAGENAME}} is "owned" by [[Has Page Owner::User:Centiare]].
 
* Service recap:
 
<ASK Mainlabel="Service" Header="show" Link="all">
 
[[Service Of::*|Provider]]
 
[[Service Of::<q>[[{{FULLPAGENAME}}]]</q>]]
 
</ASK>
 
* You can purchase all kinds of cool stuff from Centiare's on-line '''[[Directory:Centiare/Store|store]]'''.
 
*Interests: [[Subject Interest::Category:Semantic Web]]
 
*Contributions: [[Contributor To::Resource Description Framework]]
 
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://www.centiare.com Centiare.com] Home page (redirects to Centiare)
 
*[http://www.centiare.com Centiare.com] Home page (redirects to Centiare)
  
===Social===
 
<sharethis />
 
  
 
===Geolocation===
 
===Geolocation===
 
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===Competition===
 
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<script type="text/javascript"
 
src="http://widgets.alexa.com/traffic/javascript/graph.js"></script>
 
 
<script type="text/javascript">/*
 
<![CDATA[*/
 
 
  // USER-EDITABLE VARIABLES
 
  // enter up to 3 domains, separated by a space
 
  var sites      = ['CENTIARE.com Citizendium.org Openserving.com'];
 
  var opts = {
 
      width:      380,  // width in pixels (max 400)
 
      height:    300,  // height in pixels (max 300)
 
      type:      'p',  // "r" Reach, "n" Rank, "p" Page Views
 
      range:      '1m', // "7d", "1m", "3m", "6m", "1y", "3y", "5y", "max"
 
      bgcolor:    'e6f3fc' // hex value without "#" char (usually "e6f3fc")
 
  };
 
  // END USER-EDITABLE VARIABLES
 
  AGraphManager.add( new AGraph(sites, opts) );
 
 
//]]></script>
 
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[[Directory:Centiare|Centiare]] is a service of [[Directory:Karl Nagel & Co.|Karl Nagel & Co., LLC]], located in [[Directory:Huntington Beach, California|Huntington Beach]], [[Directory:California|California]].
 

Revision as of 15:00, 17 January 2008

Centiare is a brand created in 2001 by Huntington Beach, California accountant and consultant, Karl Nagel.

The brand has gone through three distinct phases:

Sarbanes-Oxley database

The first phase was part of Nagel's proprietary database containing corporate data and requirements for meeting Sarbanes-Oxley Act obligations.

Wiki directory

In late October 2006, Nagel retooled the Centiare.com domain, creating a wiki directory running a Semantic extension of MediaWiki software. Nagel reached out to Gregory Kohs to form a partnership that resulted in Kohs promoting and marketing the wiki directory at Centiare. This effort gained strength through early 2007, but ultimately began to fade. When Nagel decided to pull the plug on the site, Kohs negotiated a transfer of the entire contents of Centiare.com to Kohs' own site, MyWikiBiz.com. Thus, MyWikiBiz itself underwent a substantial re-branding and re-purpose from its original mission.

New horizons

In 2008, Nagel will be releasing a new, non-wiki community site at Centiare.com.


External links


Geolocation

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