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Wikipedia was named after Henry Pedia, the 14th century airline pilot whose "wiki" -- a parrot with a lisp -- would listen to facts about the Knights Templar, and keep saying "Citation Needed." What do you mean, we're making that up? You're reading it on a screen, it must be true. Or at least, even when we consciously know that Wikipedia is often inaccurate, we keep coming back to it -- and now have done for 15 years.
Ah, Wikipedia, our torrid little knowledge love affair. Sure, it's not always the most accurate, but it's certainly the most convenient. We're not going to pretend like we're not the type to spend an evening hopping from article to article, reading as much as we can -- but what if there was an easier option, something that made sense of the complex information presented to you by Wikipedia? Now, there is, with Learn Discovery.
You have done this and if you haven't, if you really haven't, then do this example now: look up Apple on Wikipedia and tell us you don't follow a link to another page. Then to another Wikipedia page. Then another. It's not really the curse of Wikipedia –– that's inaccurate pages –– but it is the way this service eats your time. That's what WikiLinks 3 is designed to help you with.
Have you ever wanted to read more, but never found yourself with enough time? Do you love to browse Wikipedia, but find that you don't get to finish what you've started? What if you could read a whole elaborate Wikipedia page in five minutes? What if you could do it in two minutes? That's the idea behind Quickipedia, a speed-reading app designed by Wasdesign, LLC.
There's no rule that states that educational games can't be fun, but more often than not, they're less fun than their purely-play counterparts. There's a good chance that a player is likely to pick up an arcade-style game that tests their reflexes, rather than a game that is likely to test their brains. What if there was a game that was both fun and engaging, as well as educational? That's why we checked out The Wiki Game, by Alex Clemesha, which will put your wits to the test as you traverse the expanses of Wikipedia.
The official Wikipedia app for iOS has received a major update, including a complete native rewrite and new additions. The free encyclopedia contains more than 32 million article in 280 languages; the newest version now features localization and international support. Wikipedia Mobile v4.0 includes a table of contents sidebar, so that users can easily navigate articles. Editing is enabled, meaning that users can now edit articles whether they are logged in or out of their Wikipedia account. The mobile app is free to download, and requires iOS 6.0 or later.
Wikipedia users will now have the option to download content from the user-edited encyclopedia to an ePub format for later reading. The new feature was announced today in a post on Wikipedia's blog. Wikipedia calls the new feature "book creator," and it is available on the site.
Wikipedia may create its own travel guide that would compete with books such as Lonely Planet. According to Skift, the Wikimedia Foundation board of trustees discussed the possibility of a publicly-edited free travel guide service, and will decide the proposal's fate in six weeks time after a public consultation, although some suggest it is effectively already decided.