The Info Network

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What is the InfoBase?

The InfoBase is a vast repository of human knowledge. Anyone is free to add to it or view it and the source code is freely available. We don't believe in ads or junk, so you won't find any here. Just good old information.

You can search the InfoBase with the search box on your right. Underneath it are links to the four main categories: Art, Science, Life, and World. You can also share your knowledge with the world when you contribute to the InfoBase. Just select a topic to write about and you'll receive a place on the Internet to share your knowledge. If you have any problems, feel free to email us. So get going! Contribute to and view the InfoBase!

If you like the InfoBase, you may be interested in other sites with a similar idea.

News

We've just announced our big plans for the future... Read about us in the Boston Herald and Chicago Tribune... We're finalists for the ArsDigita Prize!

2000-10-29
Big news! We've revealed our plans for the future of the Info Network. Be sure to let us know what you think.

2000-8-16
Added list of similar sites. We're currently working on ways to use the Info Network software to create personal InfoBases for use on your own site. To prevent InfoBase fragmentation, we're hoping that these servers can communicate with each other and share their work. We'll post more information here as soon as it's available.

2000-7-19
In case you were wondering, we're not total slackers. We've been hard at work on my.info. A current sneak peek at the functionality is available now. A more powerful version should be online soon after we get our new version. Let us know what you think of the site. We love feedback!

2000-7-18
Many thanks to Charlie Call for sending us a clipping (JPEG, 51k) of an article in Mass High Tech. It even has a picture that includes Aaron (back row, third from the left), but they spelled his name wrong. (He's pretty lucky that they're the first. Normally, everyone spells his name wrong.) We also hope to have a few more clippings scanned in soon.

2000-7-6
The kind folks at the ArsDigita Foundation have let us know about a few more news articles. The Info Network was featured in the Chicago Tribune as well as being mentioned in USA Today. The Chicago Tribune article came out wonderfully, I must thank Ms. Song for doing a great job. I also did an interview with an AP reporter, who didn't understand things as well as Ms. Song and Ms. Schorow. This is reflected in the article which unfortunately mentions this site as TheInfo.COM rather than .ORG. However, the article was picked up by many online websites and newspapers, including Yahoo!, News.Com, ABC News and many local newspapers. Maimun Khan kindly sent me a newspaper clipping from her local paper in Utica, NY. Thanks!

2000-7-5
The Info Network is proud to host the first Tcl validation of XML-RPC. This is part of the my.info project, and more information is available on our XML-RPC site. We're also developing an XML-RPC spec for changed page notification which can be integrated with both static websites and XML-based news feeds like RSS.

2000-7-3
We're back from Boot Camp -- it was a lot of fun and an amazing experience. I have nothing but admiration for the other finalists and congratulations to Ara whose SecondSaver.com won first place. ArsDigita plans to give us a server sometime next week. We plan to use it for future sites.

2000-6-13
There's
a great article on us in the Boston Herald today. Many thanks to Ms. Schorow for writing an accurate and witty article.

2000-6-11
XML support for an InfoBase article is now available. For an example, visit: http://get.theinfo.org/test/latest/xml. Currently HTML in the body of a document is quoted, becuase it is not yet valid XML. We also now support DeepLeap metadata. Visit DeepLeap for more information. Look forward to more adoption of XML and other web standards in the near future.

2000-6-4
InfoBase entries can now be rated. Just use the "Rate this entry" links to make your vote. You can also add a comment to anything in the InfoBase. Just click on the "Add a comment" link on the page to share your point of view.

2000-6-3
Preliminary support for web pages is now available. To "View a Webpage", just type http://get.theinfo.org/ followed by the URL. For example, to view Gates Dollars visit: http://get.theinfo.org/http://gates.theinfo.org. Now, web pages can also be linked to using the usual linking system.

2000-6-2
Adding a link is now easier than ever. Just surround the entry's keyword in two sets of curly braces, like this: {{keyword_goes_here}}. (Be sure to replace keyword_goes_here with the actual entry keyword of the entry you wish to link to.)

2000-6-1
We're finalists for the ArsDigita prize! This means that we win:

Thanks again to everyone who has visited and contributed to our site in the three short weeks that the site has been online. The InfoBase is truly a collaborative effort and we couldn't have done it without you.

2000-5-21
Introducing the new source code browser. The source code browser will allow you to view the computer code that allows the site to function properly. We hope that other programmers will find our source code useful and encourage visitors to our site to feel free to submit new features and add functionality to our software. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to email us.

2000-5-20
We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the site and has sent us feedback. Despite being online for only a little over a week, we have already received an enormous response. Please keep the comments, questions and bug reports coming. Send them to infonet@theinfo.org. We will try to respond to your comments as soon as possible. Thanks for all the feedback.

2000-5-15
A new category system has been added to get.info. Now you can see all of the entries in one of our four categories: Art, Science, Life and World. We hope that this will make it easier to find useful information in the InfoBase. Enjoy!

2000-5-11
Well, we've entered into the contest. Take a look and feel free to vote on the ArsDigita Prize website. Thanks to everyone who has aided in the creation of this website. Here's to the continued success and expansion of the Info Network!

2000-5-10
The Info Network finally makes its official debut. While the site has been up for months, our coders have been busy putting the finishing touches on the software. Now comes the time to flip the switch and present the new Info Network to the world. Hello world!


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