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Wikipedia to add voice recordings of famous people to their pages

Wikipedia to add voice recordings of famous people to their pages

Wikipedia, arguably the greatest depository of human knowledge online, has announced that it is planning to store and make voice recordings of famous people available on its site.

The concept behind the Wikipedia Voice Intro Project (WikiVIP) is to let future browsers be able to hear the person in question’s voice while you read about his or her life.

Stephen Fry was the first famous person to join WikiVIP, by allowing a sample of his speech to be made available on his page entry. In true Wikipedia style, you can help out by asking people you might know who do have Wikipedia pages to record their voices in any language they are comfortable speaking in.

At least we’ll have a go-to if Youtube ever decides to close up shop.

Source: Digital Trends

Online contributor for Stuff South Africa. Stef has moved on to a career in advertising and will be sorely missed.

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