Monday, April 15, 2013

Curious About What is EcuRed? Find Out Here!

Here is what Wikipedia says about EcuRed:


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Official site logo
Slogan Conocimiento con todos y para todos
(English: Knowledge with all and for all)
Registration Optional (required to edit pages)
Available language(s) Spanish
Launched December 13, 2010
Current status Active
EcuRed is an online encyclopedia from Cuba built on MediaWiki software.Launched on December 13, 2010, the site, which hosts over 102,000 reference articles, biographies and academic works, aims to share Cuba's vision of the world. The content is entwined with the Cuban Revolution and is written from a Cuban perspective. For example, EcuRed's article about United States said it had historically taken "by force territory and natural resources from other nations, to put at the service of its businesses and monopolies." The George W. Bush article says that he continues with a family tradition of corruption, government traps and intrigues.

The name EcuRed originates from Ecu(Encyclopedia-Cuba)and Red(means network in Spanish).

EcuRed announces on its webpage that its goal "is the accumulation and development of knowledge with a non-profit, pro-democracy aim from a decolonizing point of view."

Only users approved by EcuRed administrators are able to update entries and a .cu email address is required in order to register. Not all of EcuRed’s articles are open to modification. Pages can be “protected” for multiple reasons, including “to protect modifications of articles considered very valuable, with a high [degree of] consensus, or with an elevated repercussion.”

The site is available to all Internet users in Cuba, which is estimated at 1.6 million out of a total population of 11.2 million. A portable version that can be used for schools and other institutions not connected to the Internet will be made available.

The site is operated by Cuba's Youth Computer Club, an affiliate of the Communist Youth Union.

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