Qwiki is a new online encyclopedia, but with one big difference. It aims to inform you quickly by reading aloud articles to you while showing you a slideshow of pictures and videos while you listen.

It’s a much more engaging way of giving the information without having to plough through a page of dense text.

For example – take a look at this article about Albert Einstein

Cool eh?

You can also share pages via social media, and embed into blogs, other wikis and VLEs.

Qwiki is still an alpha release, so expect a few bugs and issues in the early days, but it looks very useful as an alternative to Wikipedia. There are 2 million articles online right now, so nowhere near Wikipedia, but you have to start somewhere 🙂

Go check out Qwiki here : http://www.qwiki.com/