How to use Wikipedia more effectively – A.Shanmuharajan

We all know that "Wikipedia" is an online free-content encyclopedia which has lot of information’s, featured articles, current news, this day in history, featured pictures, etc. Let us see how to use Wikipedia more effectively



You can edit Wikipedia content:

The very nature of a "wiki" is that it can be edited by anyone with proper permissions. Just click the "Edit" tab and Edit Wikipedia content even without any registration. 



Wikipedia screensaver:

Stop displaying pictures as your Screensaver, start learning from your Screensaver. 'Wikipedia Screen Saver’ displays random Wikipedia pages on a regular interval.



Read Wikipedia articles even when it is blocked:

Your office IT department has blocked browsing Wikipedia, and you need Wikipedia reference? No worries just mail ask@snapask.com with the subject like "FIFA World Cup". In less than 30 seconds, SnapAsk will return an e-mail message containing the full Wikipedia article about FIFA World Cup



Access Wikipedia without internet connection:

Wikipedia is just a search away if you have internet connections. But if your school or office don’t have net connection, visit 'Wikipedia for schools' and Download the articles from "Download" button and burn this in your CD so that you can carry to your workplace and access without internet connection.



Read Wikipedia daily by email or RSS:

Select from the 'List of articles' and subscribe by just entering your email id. 'DailyLit' delivers Wikipedia articles to your inbox



Wikipedia in Google Map:

Visit 'Google Maps', type the location you want to search in the search box, turn on the Wikipedia layer which is available in the top right corner of the map. Click on the Wikipedia icons displayed and read Wikipedia summary about the particular place



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Article by Shanmuharajan who blogs at TecheDOTS.

comment 7 comments:

rathish pandian on July 15, 2010 at 8:06 AM said...

I love this post, Its very useful for me. I use Wikipedia regularly and reading this article I understood more about Wikipedia.

Deepak on July 15, 2010 at 5:30 PM said...

Nice one.... very useful indeed....

Dr. M.Mohan Rao. on July 15, 2010 at 5:37 PM said...

Very practical and useful hints to take advantage of wikipedia knowledge. Thanks Shanmugharajan.

Varun said...

Good Post...

Anonymous said...

A very nice summary of cool feattures of Wikipedia. Congrats, Shanmugarajan!

V. Krishnan

Jagadeesh on July 18, 2010 at 12:42 PM said...

Interesting Info Sir.
Looking forward for many more from you.

Anonymous said...

You want me to use Wikipedia? - Dev

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