Modeled After the Decentralized Blogosphere, the New Encyclosphere Aims to Incorporate All Existing Encyclopedias COLUMBUS, OHIO, August 31, 2021—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… Continue reading Press Release: Wikipedia Co-Founder to Launch Roundtable Discussion on “Universal Network of Encyclopedias”
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