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Available inEnglish
OwnerDennis Acevedo
Created byDennis Acevedo
Website http://fringepedia.net
Alexa rankIncrease Negative.svg 547,344 (April 2014) [1]
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LaunchedJuly 23, 2008
Current statusActive
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FringePedia is a wiki-powered online encyclopedia of information regarding the American science fiction television series Fringe . Launched on July 23, 2008 by Dennis Acevedo, [2] the site uses MediaWiki software to maintain a user-created database of information. It is the largest, fan-generated, online encyclopedia for Fringe, and is intended to be the most comprehensive source data about the show. [3] The site is not affiliated with Warner Bros. Entertainment, Bad Robot Productions, FB2 Films Inc., DC Comics/Wildstorm, or any other persons or organizations responsible for the production, promotion or distribution of Fringe. [2]

Wiki type of website that visitors can edit

A wiki is a knowledge base website on which users collaboratively modify content and structure directly from the web browser. In a typical wiki, text is written using a simplified markup language and often edited with the help of a rich-text editor.

Encyclopedia type of reference work

An encyclopedia or encyclopaedia is a reference work or compendium providing summaries of knowledge either from all branches or from a particular field or discipline. Encyclopedias are divided into articles or entries that are often arranged alphabetically by article name and sometimes by thematic categories. Encyclopedia entries are longer and more detailed than those in most dictionaries. Generally speaking, unlike dictionary entries—which focus on linguistic information about words, such as their etymology, meaning, pronunciation, use, and grammatical forms—encyclopedia articles focus on factual information concerning the subject named in the article's title.

Science fiction Genre of speculative fiction

Science fiction is a genre of speculative fiction that typically deals with imaginative and futuristic concepts such as advanced science and technology, space exploration, time travel, parallel universes, and extraterrestrial life. It has been called the "literature of ideas", and often explores the potential consequences of scientific, social, and technological innovations.

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History

Designed by Dennis Acevedo, the website was launched on 23 July 2008, one day after Fringe was originally screened at San Diego Comic-Con International. Acevedo created the site to allow fans to "organize, read, better understand and better enjoy the extensive amount of information" presented during the popular science-fiction saga.

Impact

Five months after its launch, Andrew Hanson from the Los Angeles Times recommended FringePedia as a "pool of collective knowledge" that's "fun for everyone". [4] In 2011, Into the Looking Glass: Exploring the Worlds of Fringe author Sarah Clarke Stuart referred to FringePedia as the "main" wiki site for fans, explaining that the site is "reliable in its archiving of episodes and episode transcripts." However, Clarke Stuart did criticize FringePedia for not keeping its homepage announcements up-to-date. [5]

<i>Los Angeles Times</i> Daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California

The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881. It has the fourth largest circulation among United States newspapers, and is the largest U.S. newspaper not headquartered on the East Coast. The paper is known for its coverage of issues particularly salient to the U.S. West Coast, such as immigration trends and natural disasters. It has won more than 40 Pulitzer Prizes for its coverage of these and other issues. As of June 18, 2018, ownership of the paper is controlled by Patrick Soon-Shiong, and the executive editor is Norman Pearlstine.

Shutdown

Fringepedia ceased operation in early 2017 for unknown reasons.

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References

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  2. 1 2 "FringePedia:About". FringePedia. Archived from the original on 23 June 2014. Retrieved 2011-02-06.
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  4. Hanson, Andrew (2008-12-10). "'FRINGE': Web-surfing for 'Fringe'-fanatics". Los Angeles Times . Retrieved 2011-02-06.
  5. Clarke Stuart, Sarah (2011). Into the Looking Glass: Exploring the Worlds of Fringe. ECW Press. p. 183. ISBN   1-77041-051-1.