Users Will be Able To Request Wikipedia Articles Via Text Messages Soon

Users Will be Able To Request Wikipedia Articles Via Text Messages Soon

Internet connectivity may appear as a basic human commodity in developed nations, but in developing countries, access to internet is still only intermittently available. To accommodate for this, Wikipedia has unveiled its plans of allowing the users to request Wikipedia articles through text messages.

By On February 25, 2013 Respond
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About 230 Million Mobile Users Now Have Free Wikipedia Access

About 230 Million Mobile Users Now Have Free Wikipedia Access

Wikipedia has emerged as one of the iconic phenomenon of freedom of information in this digital age. The website, with its tons of data, is certainly the one-stop site for most of our queries and searches. Wikimedia Foundation has been working on ensuring free mobile access to Wikipedia in developing countries. And to that end, it has just signed a successful deal with Saudi Telecom Company (STC).

By On October 15, 2012 Respond
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New PR Scandal Puts Wikipedia In The Limelight

New PR Scandal Puts Wikipedia In The Limelight

Wikipedia is popularly known as a not-for-profit organization and it is precisely this philosophy that has helped Wikipedia become the largest encyclopaedia ever. However, what if all of a sudden we were told that a number of high-profile Wikipedia editors were using the service to make huge bucks? That seems to be the case with a Wikipedia trustee as well as a top Wikipedia editor.

By On September 19, 2012 Respond
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Wikimedia To Get Into Travel Industry, Will Start Travel Site

Wikimedia To Get Into Travel Industry, Will Start Travel Site

It has never been easy to get the right information about travel. To make it easy the Wikimedia Foundation has decided to create a travel site, focusing on providing the right information about travel easily. The foundation’s board of trustees approved a proposal on July 11 to launch an advertisement-free travel site.

By On July 14, 2012 Respond
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Wikipedia Zero Service Expands Into Asia

Wikipedia Zero Service Expands Into Asia

Wikipedia Zero has expanded into Asia, recently. Under the project, Wikimedia Foundation offers free mobile access to Wikipedia. The purpose of the project is to reduce obstacles to accessing knowledge by eliminating the two major barriers – one is the cost of data usage and another is network speed. Wikimedia Foundation has expanded this service into Asia for the first time through a partnership with Malaysian mobile operator Digi. Before this the service has been launched in Uganda and Tunisia.

By On May 28, 2012 1 Response
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Wikipedia’s Video Player Cooming Soon

Wikipedia’s Video Player Cooming Soon

In an interview with Bee.tv Erik Moller, deputy director of the Wikimedia Foundation, have reiterated that the vidoe capability in Wikipedia will be unveiled soon. Though this is a much anticipated feature being added to Wikipedia (or Mediawiki, the underlying Content Management System that runs Wikipedia), the choice of codec by the Wikimedia foundation has […]

By On July 19, 2009 Respond
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