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The Universal Network of Encyclopedias

What is the Encyclosphere?

Imagine all the encyclopedias in the world, connected into one decentralized network, the way all the blogs are loosely connected. You've heard of the blogosphere; now, we’re building an encyclosphere.

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"No small group of elites deserves the power to declare what is known for all of us."

Dr. Larry Sanger

Co-Founder of Wikipedia & Founder/Chairman of the Knowledge Standards Foundation

What is the Knowledge Standards Foundation?

A global group of volunteers creating the standards and tools for the future encyclosphere. We’re making a network, not an app.

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How Can You Help?

We need developers, designers, writers, editors, thinkers, marketers, promoters and fundraisers—if you can imagine a role being useful to kick-starting a network, we need that. Join us by coding, blogging, and more.

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The gift of knowledge… last chance for 2021

Happy New Year! We raised $15,535 from 84 donors this month, so that’s nice. You could help bump it up over $20K today, and have a tax-deductible donation for 2021. The latest news: We’re making progress on all fronts, EncycloReader, EncycloSearch, Minifeed. You’ll see big improvements in all of these within the next month or two. We are actively… Continue reading The gift of knowledge… last chance for 2021

The encyclosphere is growing; $1M in matching funds

Here’s our Nov. 30, 2021 “Giving Tuesday” announcement. We’re building the universal network of encyclopedias. The Knowledge Standards Foundation, as you probably know, is making the technology of decentralization. We’re focused especially on what is needed for a decentralized network of encyclopedias. FUTO.org, a new nonprofit committed to the technology of freedom, supported the KSF with grants of… Continue reading The encyclosphere is growing; $1M in matching funds

Press Release: Wikipedia Co-Founder to Launch Roundtable Discussion on “Universal Network of Encyclopedias”

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”