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The free encyclopedia. Wikipedia. They provide information and stuff. All content is free Over 2,879,600 articles in the English language Anyone can edit almost all articles More than 10,000,000 articles in all languages combined Web based!. Brief history of Wikipedia.

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They provide information and stuff
They provide information and stuff

  • All content is free

  • Over 2,879,600 articles in the English language

  • Anyone can edit almost all articles

  • More than 10,000,000 articles in all languages combined

  • Web based!


Brief history of wikipedia
Brief history of Wikipedia

  • Started by James Wales in 2001

    • Officially launched January 15th

    • Founded as an offshoot of Nupedia, a now abandoned project created by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. Jimmy Wales discussed the wiki idea on making Wikipedia editable to anyone to make their idea take off.

    • After the wiki idea was added to Nupedia the project was given a new name, Wikipedia.


Being a wiki
Being a “wiki”

  • Wiki- A collaborative website whose content can be edited by anyone who has access to it.

  • It is non-profit

  • They do accept donations to help them grow and such

  • Achievements

    • Wikipedia has attracted more than 684 million visitors

    • Has more than 75,000 people editing it

    • It is the most used website reference for information


  • Wikipedia vs paper encyclopedia
    Wikipedia vs. Paper encyclopedia

    • Wikipedia has advantages over traditional paper encyclopedias. Wikipedia has a very low "publishing" cost for adding or expanding entries and a low environmental impact, since it need never be printed. In addition, Wikipedia has wikilinks instead of in-line explanations and it incorporates overview summaries (article introductions) with the extensive detail of a full article. Additionally, the editorial cycle is short. A paper encyclopedia stays the same until the next edition, whereas editors can update Wikipedia at any instant, around the clock, to help ensure that articles stay abreast of the most recent events and scholarship.


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    The free encyclopedia

    WikipediaAuthored by Forrest Wasko


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