Help build the Digital Universe Directory, an emerging network of commercial-free sites featuring the highest-quality Internet destinations, information and educational programs,...
CALLING ALL EXPERTSLast Updated on 2010-01-21 00:00:00Help build the Digital Universe Directory, an emerging network of commercial-free sites featuring the highest-quality Internet destinations, information and educational programs, as recommended by experts recognized in their fields. These experts review public contributions, create context and attest to the reliability, integrity, and accuracy of Digital Universe Directory site. To learn more about how to get involved and contribute to the Digital Universe Directory, please visit Digitital Universe Foundation Website. More »
Information R/evolutionLast Updated on 2009-11-22 00:00:00Why is regular keyword search not enough? Why does the Web need a directory system? Watch this video to open your horizons to the richness of information found all around us...
This video explores the changes in the way we find, store, create, critique, and share information. This video was created as a conversation starter, and works especially well when brainstorming with people about the near future and the skills needed in order to harness, evaluate, and create information effectively. - Michael Wesch, Kansas State University
Frequently Asked QuestionsLast Updated on 2009-03-31 21:24:19
A: The Digital Universe is a new, free, online information resource, a Web application that lets users view an editorially defined subset of credible information. Call it a PBS of the Internet. The vision of the Digital Universe is to create a space in which it will be possible to organize the sum total of human knowledge and make it available to everyone. Running on a platform hosted by Trunity Networks, the Digital Universe lets users navigate through a visual taxonomy of nature and society. The taxonomy consists of expert-created portals (e.g. the Earth Portal, the Cosmos Portal, the Human Rights Portal). In any portal you will eventually find every type of information on that topic: websites, essays, encyclopedia articles, books, images, sounds, forums, etc., sorted by type. The Digital Universe is being built by a growing group of scholars, educators and experts of all sorts.
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A Universe of Reliable InformationLast Updated on 2009-03-19 00:00:00Ever find yourself...
wondering whether information that you find on the Internet (and elsewhere) is truly accurate?
confronted by a piece of information but unable to understand how it fits into the bigger picture?
confused by endless debates on important issues and
want to better understand the underlying facts?
frustrated by the seemingly pointless trivia pervading
media today and want to explore and be inspired by
things of greater substance and meaning?
...then you’ve come to the right place: the Digital Universe!
The Digital Universe Directory is a collaboration between the Digital Universe Foundation and TRUNITY, which provides the technology platforms the powers the Digital Universe. The Digital Universe Directory comprises a network of subject-specific web sites organized by topic into "Portals" – such as the Earth... More »
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