In the month of September, Everipedia’s tech team has built some exciting new features and improved on some of their current functionalities. Since the launch of its new user interface in June earlier this year, the team has had the goal of not only being the most comprehensive encyclopedia in the world, but also the most pragmatic and collaborative.
The knowledge base has officially enabled editing and voting from mobile devices, launched a brand new notification system, and built something that allows you to create a new encyclopedic page from scratch.
Let’s go through each one of these elements in more detail:
According to Statista, more than half of all web traffic globally is mobile. It is becoming the primary way (and, for some people, the only way) to access the Internet. One of the issues we have seen on traditional encyclopedias such as Wikipedia is that editing happens almost exclusively on desktop.
With the vision of being a more inclusive and modern encyclopedia, Everipedia aims to bridge this gap and make it easier for potential editors to participate. (Imagine a knowledge base where creating or editing an article was as easy as uploading a photo on Instagram.)
This month, Everipedia took the first major step in this direction by enabling login, editing, and voting straight from your mobile device.
You can officially edit Everipedia using the following login methods:
Along with a great mobile experience, we have looked into other ways to engage website visitors and potential editors.
Chat is now much more powerful and engaging. There is a sitewide chat for people to engage with everyone across the site and, along with that, there is a chat for each individual page.
We’ve also added a Notifications tab, which will display chat notifications and system notifications (successful edits, voting results, etc). In this system, you can @mention users in a message to send them a direct notification. This makes it easy to grab another account’s attention and more easily collaborate on articles.
*Any account you @mention will receive a notification in the new Notifications tab. Replying to someone’s message gives the user a notification, as well.
**You can also see whether an account is online or not by hovering over the account name in Chat. This makes it easier to engage with other editors real-time.
Now that you can edit on mobile and chat with the rest of our community, the next question you might be asking is, “How do I edit?” (Great question!)
Most knowledge bases are not very intuitive for someone who is first starting out, which is why the vast majority of people continue to consume content without sharing any knowledge of their own.
We hope to change that with our new editor walkthrough.
Once you sign in with an EOS account (or any of the options mentioned above), you will be directed to a tutorial that will walk you through the process of creating an article completely from scratch.
Visit Everipedia.org to get started; hit us up by clicking the icon in the bottom-right corner if you need any help!