search cancel – An Alternative To Wikipedia

WEBYpedia.comDo we need yet another online encyclopedia that is powered by the people a la Wikipedia? It seems we do, as that is exactly what WEBYpedia is all about. It is an encyclopedia entirely fuelled by users.


Anybody can contribute to it, in the way that he wishes: by creating a new post, by modifying an existing one, by leaving a comment with his own ruminations on anything that has been published…

But if we were to compare it with Wikipedia, it would be necessary to mention that there is one difference at play. Granted, it is merely a technical one but it is a difference all the same: WEBYpedia is a blog encyclopedia. This means that contributing an article is considerably easier than submitting anything to Wikipedia. Any person who has ever blogged will know how to do it.

Still, that is unlikely to make people desert Wikipedia and turn to this site massively. Wikipedia has got a prestige that is hard to take down. I guess that those who always think that it’s convenient to have alternatives to go around will check WEBYpedia out. I am not sure about the rest. In Their Own Words

“Search and read information about any topic written in a conversational point of view.”

Why It Might Be A Killer

Wikipedia has never really got that many comparable sites to begin with, and it is nice to have alternatives to go around.

Some Questions About

In which senses has this got an edge over Wikipedia?


Author : Roger Hollings

Born and bred in Maine, Roger is one of the longest-standing writers for A translator by trade, he is passionate about art in all its forms. He enjoys both classic and contemporary literature, nature photography and music from both sides of the Atlantic. Fascinated by technology from an early age, he has always explored the ways in which computers let people articulate their thoughts and communicate better with the world at large.

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