When Wikipedia goes dark on Wednesday, The Washington Post is joining several other media organizations, including the Guardian and NPR, to encourage a one-day crowdsourcing solution for those left searching for answers: #altwiki.
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.