How to View Wikipedia When its Blacked Out

So, right now Wikipedia is blacked out in protest of SOPA and PIPA. This is great, and I'm glad they are trying to raise public awareness, because we need it. Google and Reddit are also doing what they can to protest.

However, if you are like me and need Wikipedia for a school assignment...

View Cache'd Web Pages

Anyone can easily bypass the current state of Wikipedia by using a Cache. If you are using Google Chrome simply add "cache:" (without "" of course) in front of the "www". It will take you to a saved version of that page that google had previously indexed.

This is also great if a website removes material you wanted to reference or see again. Simply add cache: to the front of the old url.

When Google re-updates their Cache, the page might change forever. Not to worry. If you want to go to a little bit more trouble you can use Web Archive or another similar time machine website.

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