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The world's first "Wikipedia town"

Friday, May 18, 2012

No, it's not Wikipedia-ville.

But it could be.

A small Welsh village hopes to make history as the the world's first "Wikipedia town."

Bar codes are posted all over Monmouth in the U.K..

Starting tomorrow, visitors will be able use their smartphones to scan the codes, bringing up a Wikipedia page about the landmark.

There are about a-thousand bar codes posted around town, on everything from schools to pubs.

Town officials have even set up a free WiFi network to help visitors stay connected.

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