Wikipedia Blackout: An #altwiki Band-Aid


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That’s basically it.  Ask a question on Twitter with the hashtag #altwiki, and we’ll ask our readers to help provide an answer. We’ll answer a few ourselves — and likely blog about that tomorrow.

While we’re not in the Wikipedia business, this is an experimental, one-day Band-Aid to help out readers during the protest of proposed Internet rules by Wikipedia, Reddit, Boing Boing and several other online organizatons.

Here’s a nice wrapup of issues around the House’s Stop Online Piracy Act. And here’s a whimsical guide for five ways to survive the Wikipedia blackout.

David Beard is a writer, editor and director of digital content for The Post. He also edits The Optimist, a weekly e-newsletter, and has been a foreign correspondent.
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