Spoken Wikipedia

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I was looking at Wikipedia bots and stumbled across the rss feed for Spoken Wikipedia.

The WikiProject Spoken Wikipedia aims to produce recordings of Wikipedia articles being read aloud. See Spoken articles for articles that have already been recorded, and Requests for instructions on how to request a recording of a particular article.

I modified bashpodder to try and make it easier for my friends to download all the files. If you use a graphical interface then after you download spoken wikipedia.tar.gz, you can probably right click on it then select extract then go into the wikipedia_spoken folder and double click spoken_wikipedia.sh or open a terminal and copy this command.

wget http://ia310142.us.archive.org/1/items/Blogs_01/spoken_wikipedia.tar.gz ; tar -xzvf spoken_wikipedia.tar.gz ;./spoken_wikipedia/spoken_wikipedia.sh

From then on just run ./spoken_wikipedia.sh when you want to continue downloading. It will continue where it left off so maybe run this one before bed. This is another nice thing to distribute in your local area.

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2 Comments

  1. So I want to know does any body else use wikipedia and what for?
    what was the most informatibve artical you found there?
    What was the wierdest one you found?
    I use wikipedia mostly durring my lunch time at work to just read up on stuff. the most informative artical I found was on the mineing and refineing
    process for copper (because I learned about the job I have, and got to show off to co-workers ;p) the most interesting was probably on cheese witch I
    actualy e-mailed to my self so I could finish reading it after work.
    oh well, got wiki?

  2. I use Wikipedia all the time to look up useful information and someitmes as a reference. The most informative article I found is probably the article on Wikipedia.
    One of the wierdest ones is Behind the Sofa. lol
    I’ve been getting into Wikiversity. You might want to check it out.

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