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Get Wikipedia Articles Via SMS

Discussion in 'Engineering & Technology News' started by Kaustubh Katdare, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. Kaustubh Katdare


    Engineering Discipline:

    The world's going mobile and Wikipedia is now working on innovative ways to deliver its collection of 25 million+ articles all over the world. There are several parts in the world where the Internet isn't as fast as it should be, but the mobiles and SMS do reach there. The latest update from team Wikipedia is that their engineering team is developing a method which will allow users to send an SMS to Wikipedia and request a specific article. The project has been funded by the Knight Foundation - a nonprofit organisation that supports media and journalism.

    The facility will be enabled in the next few months and we hope it'd be well received in India. Wikipedia team is also working on a project called 'Wikipedia Zero' which basically offers a text-only version of the website on the phones. The project rolled out in Russia several months ago and is expected to make a global appearance soon.

    Source: Knight Foundation

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