Sunday, January 16, 2011

Wikipedia the online Encyclopedia is Ten!

Wikipedia, the multilingual, web-based free encyclopedia based on open content and collaborative editing clocked ten years yesterday. What started ten years ago precisely on 15 January 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger as a peer reviewed and later a collabrative online reference resource has grown in stature in spite of criticisms centred on its editorial policies and mode of operation. While some dismiss it as an untrustworthy, biased and worthless source, others rely on it as the most reliable and current information resource. Whichever side of the divide you belong to on this argument, with 3,529,278 articles, and 22,918,040 pages and regular updates, it is arguably the most current Online Encyclopaedia.

This is wishing Wikipedia and all believers of the Open Content philosophy more fruitful and innovative years ahead!

Click on the links below to read global media coverage of the anniversary.

BBC

CNN's Q & A with Jimmy Wales

Aljazeera

Sky News

Information Week

PC Magazine

Telegraph UK

Washington Post

Reuters

The Guardian UK

PC World

Technorati

Los Angeles Times

Financial Time

CNET Blog

Wired News

New York Times

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