Wikipedia Tips and Tricks: How To Use Wikipedia More Effectively?

Wikipedia Tips and Tricks: How To Use Wikipedia More Effectively?

Wikipedia, the largest online encyclopedia, does not require any introduction. We share some great tools, tips, and tips to help you use Wikipedia more effective and productively.

Wikipedia, the largest online encyclopedia, does not require any introduction. We share some great tools, tips, and tips to help you use Wikipedia more effective and productively.

  1. Find knowledgeable authors for your blog or print magazines through Wikipedia

Suppose you are looking for people who know about “earthquake” and can write for your publication. Open the earthquake page on Wikipedia and switch to the History tab.

Here you will see a list of people who have contributed to the Wikipedia article – to read more about it, click the Contributor’s profile name and then use Wikipedia’s Talk feature to send them a message through Wikipedia.

  1. Read Wikipedia pages without internal links

Wikipedia pages are written in black text but sometimes they appear blue because each word in the article is a hyperlink for another Wikipedia story – see this snapshot from Google’s Wikipedia entry.

If you want to see excessive links to Wikipedia articles, then there is a simple hack – just go to your browser address bar and print it in the URL and printable = yes. Alternatively, click the “Printable version” link in the sidebar.

Before: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google
After: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google&printable=yes

  1. Track Wikipedia articles via RSS or email alerts

You can track changes to any Wikipedia page via RSS feed or instant email alerts. It is useful in two situations – you want to stop vandalism or you want to keep yourself updated while adding some new information to the topics of your interest.

To track wikipedia stories, click on any article history tab and then select RSS feed from the sidebar. Something looks like – replace Google with a different title.

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Google&feed=rss&action=history

You can either subscribe to this feed in any newsreader or visit tosendmerss.com to get the same information via email alerts.

  1. Read Wikipedia on mobile phones

While Wikipedia’s long pages may look good on your large desktop screen, they are not really optimized for the small screen of your mobile phone.

Enter Wapedia.mobi – Browse this Wikipedia search and tools for mobile phones. If the Wikipedia article is particularly long, Wikipedia will divide it into several pages so that they can load as fast as your transmitter, just like Google Transcoder.

  1. Find Wikipedia articles about places / people / events near your home

Go to Google Maps, type your home address in the search box (or for that matter, anywhere on earth) and turn on the Wikipedia layer – it’s available in the upper right corner of the map.

Zoom in and you’ll see the marker that looks like a wikipedia icon. Click to read the summary of the related Wikipedia article.

  1. Download the complete Wikipedia encyclopedia

If you want to browse Wikipedia on computers that are not connected to the Internet, you can download Wikipedia to your hard drive and browse the entire site offline. The latest dump is for the 04-07. For Geeks, the latest dump is available here – it’s in the SQL / XML format

  1. How to publish a published credit article on Wikipedia

Contrary to stories published on news websites and blogs, generally their lives remain constant throughout, Wikipedia articles change over time.

So when you refer to a Wikipedia page in a blog, try linking to the current snapshot, not the primary article, otherwise, when they go to Wikipedia your readers can remember the context because the page can completely change is.

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