Wikipedia holds a wealth of knowledge for anyone to uncover, and it’s easy to learn something new every day using the site. The online encyclopedia is truly an amazing resource. Perhaps you’ve only read Wikpedia to learn about your favorite celebrities or historical events, but have you ever thought about keeping up with current events using Wikipedia?
"Listening to you talk is one of my favorite things but it's beneath the current events section on Wikipedia"
— Taylor (@versacebeltz) July 19, 2015
Wikipedia’s Current Events Portal gives you tons of information about what’s happening in our world now. A day-by-day breakdown shows you the biggest events in armed conflicts, politics, and science that occurred each day. If you’re more concerned with the big picture, you’ll find Ongoing Events on the right sidebar, as well as Elections, Trials, and Recent Deaths.
A sports sub-page of the Current Events portal will give you quick glances of the latest scores, upcoming events in various sports leagues, and even what’s in season if you’re not sure.
I absolutely love it when fandoms edit wikipedia pages based on current events ????
— ? (@maymgcday) August 18, 2015
While you could always get your news from other sites, Wikipedia’s neutral viewpoint policies mean that you won’t have to put up with the hype or bias that other big entities have (plus there are no ads, though they do ask for donations). And of course, after you visit one page, you’ll want to follow a link to a different article, then another, and another….
Accidentally clicked on a link and suddenly I lost 30 minutes while going down the wikipedia rabbit hole.
— dinnie ?? (@dinnie) October 11, 2015
Wikipedia’s portals are quite useful, but for some reason the Current Events one isn’t discussed often. Take a look today and educate yourself! Be sure to read our complete guide to Wikipedia if you need some help getting around.
Have you used Wikipedia’s Current Events Portal? What’s something neat you’ve learned on the site recently? Share with us in the comments!
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