|Foundation date||December 2014|
|Alexa rank|| 29,017 global|
As of 18 January 2019[update]
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Everipedia (/ -/,) is a for-profit, wiki-based online encyclopedia founded in December 2014. The site was launched in 2015 as a fork of Wikipedia. The company is headquartered in Westwood, Los Angeles, California. In 2017, Everipedia was the largest English-language encyclopedia by number of pages.
Origins[change | change source]
Everipedia was co-founded by Sam Kazemian, Theodor Forselius, Travis Moore, Mahbod Moghadam, George Beall, and Christian Deciga. It started as a small project of Sam Kazemian and Theodor Forselius in Kazemian's college dormitory room at UCLA in December 2014. In December 2017, the site announced that co-founder of Wikipedia Larry Sanger had joined as chief information officer.
Article development[change | change source]
Anyone can contribute to a page by making an account. Everipedia allows users to create any page on anything as long as the content is cited and neutral, even on non-notable topics. Startups, celebrities and other contributors are permitted to create their own articles, as long as the content is sourced.
Critical view[change | change source]
Mistakes will inevitably be introduced into articles because Everipedia is a wiki, according to Moghadam in 2017 in Paste. The site has been criticized for presenting false information in wiki pages on breaking news topics.
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- Gregoire, Waylae (13 April 2016). "Exiled Rap Genius Founder Plans to Overtake Wikipedia, Wants to Suck Mark Zuckerberg's Dick". NextShark.
- Greene, Tristan (6 December 2017). "Wikipedia co-founder wants to put the world's knowledge on the blockchain". The Next Web. Archived from the original on 22 December 2017.
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- Christian, Jon (4 October 2017). "Everipedia is the Wikipedia for being wrong". The Outline. Archived from the original on 2 January 2018.
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- Rubin, Peter (6 December 2017). "The Wikipedia Competitor That's Harnessing Blockchain For Epistemological Supremacy". Wired. Archived from the original on 6 December 2017.
- Lee, Elaine (22 March 2016). "Wharton dropout creates Wikipedia alternative alongside Rap Genius co-founder". The Daily Pennsylvanian. Archived from the original on 22 December 2017.
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- Weindling, Jacob (11 January 2017). "An Interview with Mahbod Moghadam, the Co-Founder of Everipedia and Rap Genius". Paste. Archived from the original on 23 December 2017.
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