Site catalogues city’s history

Anyone with a picture of San Francisco history or a story about The City can contribute it to a growing Web site.

Nearly 1,300 pages of articles, photographs, videos and audio files have been published on FoundSF.org since it was created earlier this year, according to co-founder Chris Carlsson.

The content-rich Web site is the result of a collaborative effort between Shaping San Francisco, a history project started in the mid-1990s by Carlsson and others, and the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society.

Most of the documents were published on the Web site by project volunteers and part-time officials, but Carlsson said he hopes more members of the public will begin adding their own content.

“We have a couple hundred registered users, but not many people are putting their own content in it yet,” Carlsson said.

An editorial committee will police uploaded content to ensure that it’s not false or libelous, according to Carlsson.

“We have a very inclusive mentality,” Carlsson said. “Bad writing is welcome.”

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