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Wikipedia (/ˌwɪkɪˈpiːdiə/ (listen) wik-ih-PEE-dee-ə or /ˌwɪki-/ (listen) wik-ee) is a multilingual open-collaborative online encyclopedia created and...

Last Update: 2020-10-25T02:47:58Z Word Count : 22011

English Wikipedia

Wikipedia is the English-language edition of the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Founded on 15 January 2001, it is the first edition of Wikipedia...

Last Update: 2020-10-11T03:57:54Z Word Count : 3608

Main Page

activities covering a wide range of Wikipedia areas. Help desk – Ask questions about using Wikipedia. Local embassy – For Wikipedia-related communication in languages...

Last Update: 2020-07-23T12:44:21Z Word Count : 274

Wikipedia community

The Wikipedia community is the community of contributors who create and maintain the online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Individual contributors are known as...

Last Update: 2020-10-21T06:34:29Z Word Count : 2745

List of Wikipedias

Wikipedia is a multilingual online encyclopedia edited and maintained by a community of volunteer editors. As of October 2020 Wikipedia articles have...

Last Update: 2020-10-22T03:17:12Z Word Count : 741

Reliability of Wikipedia

The reliability of Wikipedia concerns the validity, verifiability, and veracity of Wikipedia and its user-generated editing model, particularly its English-language...

Last Update: 2020-10-19T23:47:20Z Word Count : 22403

Urdu Wikipedia

Urdu Wikipedia (Urdu: اردو ویکیپیڈیا‎), started in January 2004, is the Urdu language edition of Wikipedia, a free, open-content encyclopedia. As of October...

Last Update: 2020-08-05T11:22:53Z Word Count : 352

History of Wikipedia

Wikipedia began with its first edit on 15 January 2001, two days after the domain was registered by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. Its technological and...

Last Update: 2020-10-23T14:21:44Z Word Count : 18317

German Wikipedia

The German Wikipedia (German: Deutschsprachige Wikipedia) is the German-language edition of Wikipedia, a free and publicly editable online encyclopedia...

Last Update: 2020-10-02T15:42:19Z Word Count : 5548

Wikimedia Foundation

projects and hosts sites like Wikipedia. The foundation was founded in 2003 by Jimmy Wales as a way to fund Wikipedia and its sibling projects through...

Last Update: 2020-10-24T19:09:46Z Word Count : 9683

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Wikipedia ( (listen) wik-ih-PEE-dee-ə or (listen) wik-ee) is a multilingual open-collaborative online encyclopedia created and maintained by a community of volunteer editors using a wiki-based editing system. It is one of the 15 most popular websites as ranked by Alexa, as of August 2020. Featuring no ads, it is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, an American non-profit organization funded primarily through donations. Wikipedia was launched on January 15, 2001, by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. Sanger coined its name as a portmanteau of "wiki" and "encyclopedia". It was initially an English-language encyclopedia, but versions in other languages were quickly developed. With 6.2 million articles, the English Wikipedia is the largest of the more than 300 Wikipedia encyclopedias. Overall, Wikipedia comprises more than 54 million articles attracting 1.5 billion unique visitors per month. Wikipedia has been criticized for its uneven accuracy and exhibiting systemic and gender bias, where the majority of editors are male. However, edit-a-thons have been held to encourage female editors and increase the coverage of women's topics. In 2006 Time magazine stated that the open-door policy of allowing anyone to edit had made Wikipedia the biggest and possibly the best encyclopedia in the world, and was a testament to the vision of Jimmy Wales. The project's reputation improved further in the 2010s as it increased efforts to improve its quality and reliability. In 2018 Facebook and YouTube announced that they would help users detect fake news by suggesting links to related Wikipedia articles.