wiki 20 years

15 Janaury 2021, Kathmandu

On January 15, 2001, two American entrepreneurs, Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger launched an online encyclopedia.

It was called Wikipedia. Despite much criticism of its initial misinformation, it has been extremely successful.

It has become the 15th most popular destination on the web, now available in more than 300 languages and managed by a community of volunteer editors.

Now it’s called – at least, I think that’s right – I found all those facts in my own entry in the online encyclopedia on Wiki.

This online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, has completed 20 years.

During these 20 years, 56 million articles have been published and 3 billion have been edited.

Similarly, there are 1.7 billion unique visitors per month, and documents and information are available in 316 languages.

It is currently used by students, from politicians to journalists, for quick information on any subject. However, Wikipedia says it should not be used as a primary resource.


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