This is a preview of a Wikipedia concept we’re working on. Besides improving overall layout and readability, we decided to see what could be done with original Wikipedia concept and what it should be today.
We decided that there are two key points to make the new Wikipedia work:
Importing photo/video/social content
By embedding Article clips, Tweets, Quotes, Flickr and Instagram Photos, Youtube videos and Podcasts each article would be much more media rich, up to date and wouldn’t have an outdated encyclopaedic look. Nowadays you can embed a live Feed related to the content without a need for a human update.
Wikipedia should have an easy sharing system with widgets, content cards and content feeds
This preview consists of a regular Article page with an optional photo cover. You can find article body on the left with related content on the right. We want to make Wikipedia look a bit more like a magazine and less a text-only book with a lot of references that make it really hard to read.