Replace Wikipedia

January 2019

 

Hundreds of millions of people use Wikipedia every day. But while Wikipedia can be a useful reference, most Wikipedia articles that involve history, politics, and religion are deliberately edited to fit the progressive beliefs of the small cadre of editors who control the Wikipedia system. Below are two recommended alternatives to Wikipedia.

Since Wikipedia’s content is not copyrighted, but under a creative commons license, both of the alternatives that are listed below have ported Wikipedia’s content to their own sites and are engaged in editing that content as well as adding to it. Both alternatives are currently works in progress.

 

Everipedia

Unlike Wikipedia, Everipedia is an open source, decentralized and peer-to-peer operational network. No one group of people runs Everipedia. Those who participate in Everipedia govern the network according to accepted curating rules. An internal cryptocurrency is used to encourage and to organize article curating and submissions. Everipedia is on the EOS blockchain and its content cannot be changed, but only added to.

 

Infogalactic

Infogalactic is a private corporation that admits volunteer editors who agree to abide by its system of article editing. “The primary requirements are for the information contributed to be true, relevant, and verifiable.” The rules establish a distinction between verifiable information and differences of opinion concerning the meaning of that information. Infogalactic also allows the creation of branches from a main subject article in order to create alternative versions.