Alchetron is a free website which is a good combination of online encyclopedia and social network. Here, you can search for the information related to a particular topic and can also publish your own topic. You are free to make your topic private or public and can upload images, text, Wikipedia link, videos, XLS, PDF, and DOC files under that topic.
More than 1 million topics are saved in the database of this website. I hope this online encyclopedia would be able to satisfy your need to get the relevant information for a topic.
The reason I also called this website a social network is that you can add other users in your network, comment on their posts, upvote (known as volts) the posts (or topics), create groups and send messages. Although the message part is not so good as I didn’t receive messages sent by others during my testing, but overall it worked really well for me.
Above you can see the topics added by me using this website.
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How To Use This Free Online Encyclopedia and Social Networking Website?
Open the homepage of this website and sign up using your Facebook account. After this, you can follow the tour to get familiar with the website or skip it. The middle section of this website helps to search for users, data or topics and read the selected content.
You can also volt any topic and add comments.
The left section of your account gives you all the important menus you can use. For example, you can use Photos menu to upload photos and let others add comments and give volt to uploaded photos.
You won’t be able to use Network menu in starting, which is used to upload private content online. The reason is that you need to first unlock this menu by improving your rank. And the rank is improved by earning the volts. Total 1000 volts are needed to unlock and use this section.
Similarly, you can access Topics menu to write an article or topic, upload photos, videos, links in that article, and more. Before writing the topic, you need to give it a name and set the sharing option (with world, yourself, followers, etc.). After this, you will be able to write the article and let others read it.
If your article is public, anyone can read it, give it a volt, and add comments. They can also view your profile and send you request to add them in your network.
The top right section is also important where it provides notification icon ( to see who has volted your post, etc.), friend request icon, and a message icon to create private groups or send messages to your followers.
Although, all these options are valuable, but there are bugs. Notification icon doesn’t show the total number of new notifications and I was failed to receive the message sent by others.
Alchetron has come with a slightly different idea and doing its best to implement that idea and attract more and more users. There are few bugs that should be taken care of, but overall I must say it’s worthy to join this website.