Wikipedia makes it far too easy to go down a rabbit hole of trivia and minutia. With a new website called Wikiverse, you might find yourself doubling the amount of time exploring the online encyclopedia.
Wikiverse turns the Wikipedia experience into an outer space exploration. Zoom out and you’ll see constellations of related, and at times overlapping, topics or domains: Nature, Literature, and History make up one constellation, Culture, Religion, and History another.
Zoom in to any given constellation and click on the star to see how it is interconnected with other stars.
A web of connections will sprout across the Wikiverse, as you see how articles are interconnected on Wikipedia. If you want to read more on any given topic, just click the “Open” button in the top right-hand corner, and you can view the Wikipedia entry right there in the Wikiverse.
Wikiverse also goes a long way at making you realize just how vast the Wikipedia website is. You can choose to explore just 1% of Wikipedia, which translates to 50,000 articles, 2% or 100,000 articles, or lastly 5% or 250,00 articles.
It can sometimes be a little bit buggy trying to get from one spot to another, and you might find yourself reading about a topic other than the one you clicked on. But in the grand scheme of things, it makes Wikipedia article hopping all the more interesting.
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