extension ExtPose

Entity Explosion

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Discover links and information about the same topic on other sites. Data live from Wikidata.

Image from store Entity Explosion
Description from store Say you're on a webpage about a particular thing ("entity"). Click on Entity Explosion to get information about that entity, and an explosion of links to other sites about that same entity. Even before you click, the icon will light up red if the URL you are on matches a set of formats for which information may be available. Once you click, it will either turn green if it can find information, or black if it can't. The data provided is sourced from Wikidata, via the Wikidata Query Service, a site run by the Wikimedia Foundation. Entity Explosion is not endorsed by or affiliated with the Wikimedia Foundation. The URL and language (only) will only be sent out as a part of a query when you click the extension, so your browsing privacy is protected. Some big sites it works on include: Wikipedia, iNaturalist, IMDB, PubMed, Twitter, Spotify, YouTube, VIAF, Facebook, Instagram, GBIF, and GeoNames, but in total there are over 5000 connected sites including libraries, galleries, museums, archives. This extension is in development, so you can expect occasional changes. I would welcome feedback at https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Entity_Explosion

Latest reviews

  • (2020-10-12) Siobhan Leachman: This is the most useful extension I use for my Wiki work. Highly recommend installing it!
  • (2020-10-12) Jan Ainali: This is the best linked data extension I have seen so far!
  • (2020-10-08) Thomas Shafee: Impressive how versatile it is across different sites!
  • (2020-09-29) Magnus Sälgö: Excellent starts open up the possibilities.... I can see when Wikidata gets more mature... we could also use WIkidata for asking questions as what motions has been created in the Swedish parliament about the topic I read ( we have that in Wikidata) .... Or the Author I read about what influenced her..../ important people... Thanks
  • (2020-08-24) Dario Taraborelli: This is by far the most compelling user-facing application leveraging Wikidata contents I've seen in years of following the project.
  • (2020-08-24) Moe Berger: Off to a great start! Very handy tool, I use it all day, every day. Saving the last star for version 1.0 ;)
  • (2020-08-21) Eric Willey: My new favorite Chrome Extension
  • (2020-08-15) Neil Carmichael: In a world where everything is connected, its nice to have an easy way to see those connections, good work.
  • (2020-08-14) Austin Smith: Fantastic idea, and great execution!
  • (2020-08-14) Heinz Bohli: Power of wikidate - integrated in the browser of my choice - thanks
  • (2020-08-14) Liam Wyatt: Taking the power of Wikidata with me wherever I go across the web!
  • (2020-08-14) Tamsin: This is an amazing tool, having all that information right in the dropdown is a huge timesaver for me. I love being able to query Wikidata without having to take the time to search Wikidata by hand and sift through the results to find the right one, or click through to the identifier property talk page to search for the specific item. I will be using this tool heaps.


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4.9 (13 votes)
Last update / version
2020-10-17 / 0.8.7
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