trillian and wikipedia

The questions keep on coming, folks. I’ve done more Readers’ Advisory this summer than I’ve done in quite some time. I wanted to point out a neat feature in the latest version of Trillian (which has been out for quite some time now). The program checks IMs for words found in wikipedia.* So when this patrons asked me about Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed, Honky by Dalton Conley and Romeo and Juliet, the words were underlined with dots. Mousing over popped-up a box contaning part of the wikipedia entry. Click the image to see what was going on.

Now, in a perfect world, the IMs from me to the user would be annotated by the information of my choice in this way. But for now I guess I’ll get to enjoy the added info. Maybe someone will IM me about the heavy metal umlaut and I’ll get to mouse over.

Oh, and an aside, can anyone guess what kind of bike that is on my desktop?

*I feel silly linking to wikipedia. Do you think it is a pointless as linking to google?

One thought on “trillian and wikipedia”

  1. Wikipedia is actually found to be more reliable for everything that is in other encyclopedias. It just has a bad rep because of articles like this one “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Dragon_Ball_Z_episodes” that are incredibly long and contain useless information

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