February 23, 2013

Wikipedia expects to offer SMS-based access within months

Screen Shot 2013-02-23 at 4.29.28 PM.pngIn part through the help of a Knight News Challenge grant and South Africa's Praekelt Foundation, the non-profit's Wikipedia Zero effort will offer its content through SMS and USSD messages in the next few months.

quotemarksright.jpgCurious users will just have to send a text message to get an article in response, with no web required at all. It's a big step forward for democratizing online information for those who may not even have access to a smartphone.quotesmarksleft.jpg

[via engadget]

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