"The encyclosphere will be the universal network of encyclopedias—an ownerless, leaderless, centerless knowledge commons. Like the blogosphere, it will be a decentralized series of “feeds,” but feeds of encyclopedias and individual articles posted anywhere online."
Larry Sanger, the Wikipedia co-founder and helper and advisor to many other educational and reference websites is president.
Looking at one of their projects... appears to be microblogging but RSS and with no follows or retweets. Very little technical merit, considering that apparently mastodon already supports RSS https://mastodon.social/@brownpau/100523448408374430
What a strange thing to fund. And Larry mostly only uses it for tweeting conservative culture war takes. And its reply view is.. actually kind of worse than mastodon's (only shows one level at a time. I guess it's debatable.)
@neauoire A while back I asked some people who were interested in tasteweb to try cabal, and none of them did, and like, it became difficult to believe that any of them were really interested in building an experimental decentralized social tool when they wouldn't even download one.
I don't really care much, I'm fine with using slack, but yeah it was kind of concerning hehe.
A lot of decentralization-first folks are only using twitter, their blogs don't have RSS and they don't use email, only instagram. It's also not making me super hopeful.
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