Posts Tagged ‘’

The New Online Encyclopedia with a Non-profit Motive

December 16th, 2010

Ecured is the unique name of the new version of an online encyclopedia launched in Cuba. When a user clicks the online site,, the words that the site uses to describe itself are “Ecured is the accumulation and development of knowledge with a non-profit, pro-democracy aim from a decolonizing point of view.”

This site which is similar to the famous site Wikipedia, already has about 20000 entries. Interestingly the site encourages editorial changes from everybody who comes to the site, although restrictions exist on about 2,000 controversial articles.

According to sources, Users approved by Ecured administrators will be able to update entries, and the site will be available to all Internet users in Cuba, an estimated 1.6 million out of a population of 11.2 million.