Free online encyclopedia co-founder Larry Sanger has joined the venture-backed startup firm Everipedia as chief information officer (CIO) in his bid to disrupt the company that he helped establish. Dr. Sanger is also an outspoken critic of Wikipedia, claiming that he doesn’t like what the online encyclopedia has become.
During an interview, Dr. Sanger discussed the reasons why he has decided to become an official of Everipedia, which he considers as the next evolution of online encyclopedias. He claimed that the current issue confronting online information is that it is centralized and controlled by a few players and they are about to change that.
“The biggest problem with online information today is that it is centralized and controlled by a very few players, that it benefits to have the most salacious and hype-ridden information. We can do much better.”