Some of you may have heard that Wikipedia’s founder teamed up with the founders of Genius.com to start a new online encyclopedia called Everipedia (dubbed "Everyone’s Encyclopedia). One of the goals was to step away from the extreme limitations enforced by Wikipedia of what they consider “notable content”. In contrast, Everipedia allows all topics and entities to have their own pages, provided that they be sourced and referenced properly. All of the edits and page creations are monitored and voted on how accurate the information is, meaning that unlike Wikipedia, vandalism and spam does not go live. The website already has more entries than Wikipedia and is available across the globe (whereas Wikipedia is blocked in several countries). I’m not claiming to be an authority on this new encyclopedia, but those are the few things that I know.
I was hoping that MusicBrainz was ahead of me on that one and had already implemented an option in the Relationships, but there’s nothing so far. If you do a quick Google search, you’ll see that Everipedia is already a huge competitor of Wikipedia, so I think that it would be worthwhile for MusicBrainz to implement URL relationships from their website.
While originally, Wikipedia’s content was imported to Everipedia, several users have switched over (like myself) and are solely contributing and editing pages on Everipedia and not Wikipedia, meaning that the content on Everipedia is no longer simply a duplicate but has original content. It’s like having Webster’s dictionary next to Oxford’s dictionary. While at first they probably started with the same content, over time they each have their own definitions.