Friday, January 15, 2016

Jan 15th 2001 - Wikipedia goes online

Wikipedia is a collaboratively edited, multilingual free internet encyclopedia supported by the non - profit Wikipedia foundation. Its 23 million articles, over 4.1 million in English Wikipedia alone, have been writter collaboratevely by volunteers around the world.

Wikipedia was launched on January 15, 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. The open nature of Wikipedia has led to various concerns, such as the quality of writing, the amount of vandalism and the accuracy of information.

Wikipedia has become the largest most popular general reference work on the internet, ranking sixth globally among all websites on Aexa and having an estimated 365 million readers worlwide.


Sources:
Wikipedia.org

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