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    Wikipedia Alternatives

    Wikipedia is described as 'Free content, multilingual online encyclopedia written and maintained by a community of volunteers through a model of open collaboration, using a wiki-based editing system' and is a leading Encyclopedia App in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Wikipedia for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Android, Windows, Linux and iPad. The best alternative is Encyclopædia Britannica, which is free. Other great apps like Wikipedia are Kiwix (Free, Open Source), Metacademy (Free, Open Source), Infogalactic (Free, Open Source) and Metapedia (Free).

    This page was last updated Jan 15, 2022

    1. The Encyclopædia Britannica is a general English-language encyclopaedia published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., a privately-held company.
      Encyclopædia Britannica vs Wikipedia opinions
      Most users think Encyclopædia Britannica is a great alternative to Wikipedia.
      ab1 Reliable source but not complete.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      PERCE_NEIGE That's better than Wikipedia, as info are checked, and edited by specialists. Wikipedia is fun, but it gives sometimes wrong info, and is a place where there are power and lobbies fights. I've found some weird propaganda pages, and I've been the first one to ask for deletion in years, and many other weird info found on this site. Wikipedia is useful to share knowledge, but it's really idealized, and a dangerous tool if it's the only encyclopædia that you use.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      PERCE_NEIGE It's not about crowd-sourced content, but it's a reliable source of info, with checked content. For this, it should be considered as a Wikipedia alternative, to get the info (of course not for the crowd-source part, but most ot the Wikipedia users use the encyclopædia as an info source, not for editing.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      Wikipedia is free and edited by community. EB is commercial and without the community driven fresh information.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    2. Kiwix enables you to have the whole Wikipedia at hand wherever you go! You don't need Internet, everything is stored on your computer, USB flash drive or DVD!.
      Kiwix vs Wikipedia opinions
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      PERCE_NEIGE It's a good alternative (but it's an app, not a site), as it's offline Wikipedia. But they made weird choices because they chose the .zim extension for their archive. That's weird and everything but handy. And they should add a way to download only some articles, and turning them into .pdf or .epub, it would make the application really modern and handy!
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    3. Metacademy - a free open source platform for efficient, personalized learning.
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      Almost everyone thinks Metacademy is a great alternative to Wikipedia.
    4. Infogalactic is an Internet-based, free-content encyclopedia project that is a dynamic fork of Wikipedia and improves upon the online encyclopedia's model of openly editable content.

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      The articles are not accurate, out of date and politically spun.

    5. Metapedia is an electronic encyclopedia which focuses on culture, art, science, philosophy and politics. The name has a dual symbolic meaning: - Metapedia sets its focus on topics that usually are not covered in — i.e. that falls outside of — mainstream encyclopedias.

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      According to WikiPedia and various user reports: “Metapedia is an online wiki-based encyclopedia, which contains fascist, far-right, white nationalist, white supremacist, anti-feminist, homophobic, Islamophobic, antisemitic, Holocaust-denying, and neo-Nazi points of view.”

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      Metapedia vs Wikipedia opinions
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      Arius It is more concerned with facts and truth than with pushing an agenda. If it's been flagged by know-it-all busy-bodies as "extremist", you know it's probably honest.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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      Metapedia similiar to Wikipedia, but without NPOV and PC.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      dayixe Metapedia unashamedly gives the pro-European perspective on political topics, while Wikipedia censors such opinions while considering itself neutral.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    6. WikiSpooks is a global alternative encyclopedia on politics, spy craft, deep state intelligence, and conspiracies, free of corporate influence, partisan politics, or government propaganda for historians and truth-seekers to read, edit, and share.
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      Oppia is a free, open-source learning platform. Full of interactive activities called 'explorations', Oppia helps curious minds learn and teach.
    7. Scholarpedia is a peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia written and maintained by scholarly experts from around the world. Scholarpedia is inspired by Wikipedia and aims to complement it by providing in-depth scholarly treatments of academic topics.
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    8. The web's source of information for Ancient History: definitions, articles, timelines, maps, books, and illustrations.
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    9. Reference.com offers a massive online dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, quote finder, and translator (powered by Google Translate)- all for free. For the Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com mobile app, go here. Dictionary.com
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      Reference.com vs Wikipedia opinions
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      tvgoing1 it looks at words not articles
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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