Larry Sanger

Online knowledge organizer. Co-founder of Wikipedia, Ph.D. Philosophy.

Infobitt’s Future, and Mine

I've just posted the following announcement to the big Infobitt mailing list. ======= Friends, I have some unfortunate news. While I don’t wish to give up on Infobitt, we have run out of money. I’ve let the programmers go, and I’m looking for a job myself. But I'll still be contributing, and I hope…

I kept my “no social media during work” pledge just fine

As I wrote in my last blog post, I’m pledging to abandon social media networks when I am at work, except for narrowly defined work purposes. And I’m asking you to hold me to it and slag me mercilessly if you catch me at it! And I’m inviting you to take the pledge, too! Yep, so for one day at…

No Social Media During Work! Take the pledge NOW!

Social media is a time suck. I'm not as bad as some, but I need to focus better. I think a lot of us do, frankly. Don't you agree? Then let's start a No Social Media During Work campaign! I'm pledging to abandon social media networks when I am at work, except for narrowly defined work purposes. And…

Some unpopular opinions

Here are some unpopular opinions, for your outrage or delight. 1. One of the biggest but least recognized reasons that American school system sucks—and it most certainly does—is that so many teachers and education professors are just as anti-intellectual as most parents. This is why we…

How to pop the education bubble

1. Soul-making and the education bubble One of my biggest pet peeves is the reduction of education to an economic transaction—to the gaining of marketable skills in exchange for fees. That's all wrong. Professional and vocational education is all fine and well, but education at the K-12 and…

The Free Speech and Intellectual Tolerance Credo, Draft 1

This is a credo in defense of freedom of speech and intellectual tolerance. As a credo, anyone can endorse or sign this; please do, in whatever form you wish. Feel free to add, subtract, or respond. It is a DRAFT statement of belief in response to certain claims sometimes made, loosely…

Report about the boys, April 2015

First, H., age 8. The trouble now is that H. is now mostly "unschooled," not by choice but by necessity. While Mama is now taking on a lot more homeschooling responsibilities, especially now that E. is no longer a baby and Infobitt requires so much of my time, she leaves a lot to H.'s choice,…

Important Stories Are Hard to Find (Part 2: 4 Reasons the World Needs Infobitt)

I'm sharing four different reasons why the world desperately needs Infobitt. The first was that we have a right to edit the news—that hard, front page news needs input from "we, the people." And now: Reason #2. The most important stories of the day are hard to find. Look at CNN.com,…

4 Reasons the World Needs Infobitt

This week, Infobitt will welcome thousands of new members (people waitlisted following my Reddit AMA). So, in the coming days, I'll be sharing a different reason why the world desperately needs Infobitt. Reason #1. We have a right to edit the news. We have a voice in government—we also…

The top 10 things for contributors to know about Infobitt (that aren’t obvious)

So you're interested in contributing to Infobitt.com, eh? Excellent! Here's what you need to know. 1. You gotta understand our mission. If you don't get it, you won't be motivated. Read about our mission further down in the FAQ. Hint: our aim isn't just to make "another citizen journalism site."…