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Sep102008

Wikipedia Portals Make Discovering Content A Little Simpler

Wikipedia has an underused feature called Portals which guide you through a variety of subjects Some of the very people who write and edit articles have put together guides to help you pick out interesting tidbits of content from the pages of the online encyclopedia.

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Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, has more ways of reaching information than just the top search results.



Did you know ... that [[Lil' Pimp]] was the first feature-length film to be created entirely with Macromedia Flash animation? The Visual Arts Portal gets you there. The visual arts portal is a great example of a literary and visual index to the other articles on the site. Did you know ... that in Japan professional [[kimono]] dressers still help women put on kimono, usually for special occasions, and that the dressers must be licensed? That's from the Fashion Portal.

With such a massive amount of information in Wikipedia, the portals can really help readers find select articles on Comedy, Mathematics , Criminal Justice, Politics, etc. There are over 500 portals to get you started on your read, but a hundred or so have been selected as the cream of the crop. Check those out on the Featured Portals page

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