Wikipedia by text-message


10 Responses to “Wikipedia by text-message”

  1. Tim Drage says:

    never mind,

  2. Tim Butler says:

    Unless I’ve misunderstood, what’s being offered with Wikipedia Zero is not the ability to access Wikipedia via text-message a la ChaCha or similar programs, but rather the ability to access the mobile version of Wikipedia through the phone’s browser without incurring any data charges.

    • Bavi_H says:

      This comment on the Slashdot post clarifies:

      The headline is about one program — for non-smartphones that can access by SMS, but not by WAP or HTTP.[...]
      The summary is about a completely different program called Wikipedia Zero where they negotiate with wireless providers to provide access to at zero charge for customers whose handsets have browsers[...]

  3. Snig says:

    The only downside I see is that this could cause the total world domination of all knowledge by Stephen Colbert.  Then I reflected and I decided I was OK with that. 

  4. Gilbert Wham says:

    Cheating in pub quizes just got easier…

  5. Sasha K-S says:

    Reminds me of the ever useful google text service, if anyone doesn’t know about it.

    From any phone, you can text a bunch of queries to 46645 (googl). weather chicago, al’s pizza 60610 (for phone number/address), 1 hillbilly way arkansas to 90210, etc. if you ever find yourself without a smartphone, it’s indispensable.

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