InShortViral: Wikipedia celebrates the 15th anniversary, founder Jimmy Wales said that Wikipedia’s goal is to become a “master of all human knowledge” to provide “high-quality recording” for the history of mankind.
Here, January 15, Wikipedia ushered 15th birthday. This free online encyclopedia, the existing more than 38 million articles, there are 290 kinds of languages, it is the world’s largest single repository of knowledge.
By the end of 2015, the number of articles in the English version of Wikipedia over 5 million now the truth is 85% of Wikipedia articles are non-English, and it is the seventh highest in the world’s most visited sites, attracting 24% of education-related network traffic.
Wikipedia Celebrates The 15th Anniversary
Prior to Wikipedia, the world’s largest Chinese encyclopedia allegedly harvest 1408 book “Yongle Dadian”, the book has 22,937 manuscript volumes.
Average 500 million hits per month
We say something “change the world” are usually exaggerated. But Wikipedia, this is a fact. 2001, Jimmy Wales, founder of the original intention of the website is to allow users to share, learn. 15 years after the birth of Wikipedia, a monthly average of 500 million people visit the site, 80,000 volunteers regularly edit page; increase 7000 new articles every day; arise 15,000 edits per hour.
Wikipedia users centralized collective wisdom of States, is the world is the most number of website links. Teachers, academics, reporters and students to it as a reference, the researchers also use it to access data, to predict the box office, the stock market, the prospect of epidemics.
Motivation Although some people codification articles on Wikipedia impure, such as politicians and civil servants tend to modify the truth, but overall, the majority of users are selfless motives for sharing knowledge. For example, a former IBM employee to “comprised of” the word has been corrected 47,000 times, because it is grammatically incorrect.
In these 15 years, Wikipedia is undoubtedly an adult class on the history of the largest development cooperation projects. It is real-time, dynamically recorded history, meaning nothing will be forgotten.
November 13 last year, when terrorist attacks in Paris, a London user immediately written entry outlined facts, within two hours, this article has been edited hundreds of times to other users, cites the 10 different sources of news. This is open source, the power of teamwork.
Wikipedia celebrates the 15th anniversary, founder Jimmy Wales said that Wikipedia’s goal is to become a “master of all human knowledge” to provide “high-quality recording” for the history of mankind, “Let every person on earth You can free access to all knowledge. “