The Encyclosphere Is Greater than Wikipedia

August 1, 2023 - Reading time: 7 minutes

Wikipedia is just one encyclopedia, a ridiculously biased on. The collection of all the encyclopedias—that is what I mean by “the encyclosphere”—is more wide-ranging, fairer, and much larger. It contains sometimes surprising and, in 2023, delightful variety. Articles in other sources are frequently much more credible than those in Wikipedia. Limiting yourself to Wikipedia is like limiting yourself to just the mainstream media sources for your news. Why would you do that to yourself?

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Top 5 Wikipedia alternatives you should know about in 2023

July 14, 2023 - Reading time: 4 minutes

In 2023 Wikipedia remains the world's biggest information resource used by  communities of volunteers. Most of the other encyclopedic resources are smaller in size  but, compared to Wikipedia,  they are designed for specific areas of expertise and, typically, are maintained by non-for-profit organizations or persons with significant knowledge of specific topics. In many cases, they also have alternative publication policies for accepting online content, as well as the dispute resolution policies which have become  increasingly important for the resources edited by large communities of experts. 

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How to Prepare Properly to Move Home

April 20, 2022 - Reading time: 3 minutes

When you are moving from one place to another, a huge part of it is all about the preparation process and ensuring that you have thought it all through as much as you possibly can. Otherwise, you can end up in the type of situation in which everything is rushed, and you may even end up breaking something or otherwise causing damage that could well have been avoided. Here are a few of the top ways of preparing properly to move home. 

Pack and Dismantle Furniture Early

The larger items in your home are bound to take longer to disassemble and pack up than the smaller ones. Therefore, you should certainly get to work on these sooner rather than later. Essentially, this means choosing the items around the home that you need to use the least. For example, it may well be the case that you have a spare bedroom that you are not using, and you can dismantle and pack away all of the furniture in there before you start to tackle the rooms of the home that are still in constant use all the time.

Hire or Ask for Help 

Rather than simply waiting until the very last minute to hire in your pick of professional moving companies, you are certainly going to be better off doing the overall hiring process at an early stage. You can get great rates with Shiply in terms of finding moving companies that will do the job for you much better than you could. However, if you prefer to do everything yourself, it is important that you ask for help at the earliest possible opportunity before the schedules of your friends and family members are at risk of filling up.

Pack an Essentials Box for the Other Side 

Part of the proper preparation process involves ensuring that you are fully ready at the other side for everything that needs to happen. For example, you should consider putting in a change of clothes, all of your phone chargers, your essential documents, and anything else that may well help you out when it comes to reaching your final destination. This way, you are not going to find yourself in a situation in which you have to open up full boxed to root around in them and work out what is inside. 

Contact People to Tell Them About Your Move 

Finally, you need to go through the process of contacting everybody necessary to tell them about your move. This means that you should think about your utility providers, broadband operators, employers, any subscriptions that you have running etc. Ultimately, the more prepared that you are on this particular front, the better.

All of these steps will help you out in a big way when it comes to being fully prepared for the move that you have in front of you, as well as ensuring that it all goes according to plan in the way that you need. Being prepared will lower the stress levels associated with any move.

Wikipedia Co-Founder to Launch Discussion on Universal Network of Encyclopedias

August 25, 2021 - Reading time: ~1 minute

At a cultural moment in which the media is becoming ever more opinionated and centralized - and less trusted to report all the facts - Dr. Larry Sanger, co-founder of Wikipedia, is announcing an initiative to decentralize the world’s encyclopedias. A new non-profit aims to promote technical standards and software that will make it easier to find high-quality information and a global range of opinion. Sanger and a group of like-minded technologists incorporated the non-profit Knowledge Standards Foundation (KSF) late last year and have been making preparations to launch a deep-dive seminar / discussion group that will hash out the details. The mostly-volunteer group has started several software projects.

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