Everipedia

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Everipedia
Everipedia logo.svg
TypeOnline encyclopedia
Foundation dateDecember 2014; 4 years ago (2014-12)
Founder(s)
IndustryDot-com company
Websitehttps://everipedia.org
Alexa rankNegative increase 29,017 global
Negative increase 8,730 U.S.
As of 18 January 2019
Current statusActive

Everipedia (/ˌɛvərɪˈpdiə, ˌɛvəri-/[2]) is a for-profit, wiki-based online encyclopedia[3] founded in December 2014.[4] The site was launched in 2015[5] as a fork of Wikipedia.[6] The company is headquartered in Westwood, Los Angeles, California.[7] In 2017, Everipedia was the largest English-language encyclopedia by number of pages.[8]

On December 6, 2017, the company said they were going to start using EOS.IO blockchain technology and work on a cryptocurrency token called IQ to encourage generating information.[9]

Origins[change | change source]

Everipedia was co-founded by Sam Kazemian, Theodor Forselius, Travis Moore, Mahbod Moghadam,[10] George Beall,[11] and Christian Deciga.[12] It started as a small project of Sam Kazemian and Theodor Forselius in Kazemian's college dormitory room at UCLA in December 2014.[13] In December 2017, the site announced that co-founder of Wikipedia Larry Sanger had joined as chief information officer.[14]

Article development[change | change source]

Anyone can contribute to a page by making an account.[15] Everipedia allows users to create any page on anything as long as the content is cited[3] and neutral,[13] even on non-notable topics.[10] Startups, celebrities and other contributors are permitted to create their own articles, as long as the content is sourced.[16]

Critical view[change | change source]

Mistakes will inevitably be introduced into articles because Everipedia is a wiki, according to Moghadam in 2017 in Paste.[17] The site has been criticized for presenting false information in wiki pages on breaking news topics.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Christian Deciga, Official Member of Forbes Councils". Forbes Councils. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  2. "Everipedia, Inc". Crunchbase. 2018. Archived from the original on 2017-12-15. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 James, Andrea (12 June 2017). "Can Everipedia remake collaborative encyclopedias to be inclusive and enjoyable?". Boing Boing. Archived from the original on 18 August 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. Larson, Joshua (7 April 2018). "ICO Analysis: Everipedia". Hacked.
  5. Chavez-Dreyfuss, Gertrude (8 February 2018). "Novogratz's new fund, others invest $30 million in online encyclopedia". Townhall. Reuters.
  6. Larry, Sanger (12 December 2017). "Wikipedia's cofounder on how he's creating a bigger, better rival—on the blockchain". Quartz. Archived from the original on 16 December 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. Gregoire, Waylae (13 April 2016). "Exiled Rap Genius Founder Plans to Overtake Wikipedia, Wants to Suck Mark Zuckerberg's Dick". NextShark.
  8. 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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  9. del Castillo, Michael (6 December 2017). "Encyclopedia Blockchainica: Wikipedia Co-Founder to Disrupt His Own Creation". CoinDesk. Archived from the original on 22 December 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Christian, Jon (4 October 2017). "Everipedia is the Wikipedia for being wrong". The Outline. Archived from the original on 2 January 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  11. D. Evans, Brian (22 February 2017). "Tap for Improvement: Boost Productivity This Summer With These 8 Hot New Apps". Business.com. Purch Group. Archived from the original on 22 December 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  12. Vethanayagam, Navin (2016). "How to land a job at the next big unicorn startup". PRSUIT. Archived from the original on 2017-12-22. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  13. 13.0 13.1 Bowman, Bryan (7 December 2016). "From UMass to Silicon Valley: An interview with 'Everipedia' founders". Amherst Wire. Archived from the original on 22 December 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  14. Rubin, Peter (6 December 2017). "The Wikipedia Competitor That's Harnessing Blockchain For Epistemological Supremacy". Wired. Archived from the original on 6 December 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  15. 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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  16. Olenski, Steve (9 May 2017). "What This Startup Can Teach CMOs About SEO". Forbes. Archived from the original on 10 January 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  17. 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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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