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Wikipedia

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

Last Update: 2021-01-22T06:56:46Z Word Count : 22001

English Wikipedia

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

Last Update: 2021-01-22T10:44:04Z Word Count : 3617

List of Wikipedias

Wikipedia is a free multilingual wiki-based online encyclopedia edited and maintained by a community of volunteer editors, started on January 15, 2001...

Last Update: 2021-01-19T07:19:05Z Word Count : 1152

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: 2021-01-17T21:27:50Z Word Count : 18436

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: 2020-11-10T08:18:07Z Word Count : 255

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: 2020-12-23T17:24:22Z Word Count : 2748

German Wikipedia

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

Last Update: 2021-01-18T15:27:42Z Word Count : 5610

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: 2021-01-07T21:37:45Z Word Count : 22566

Malagasy Wikipedia

The Malagasy Wikipedia (Malagasy: Wikipedia amin'ny teny malagasy) is the Malagasy language edition of Wikipedia. Launched in April 2004, It currently...

Last Update: 2020-08-23T15:35:23Z Word Count : 54

Outline of Wikipedia

following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Wikipedia: Wikipedia – a free, web-based, collaborative and multilingual encyclopedia...

Last Update: 2021-01-13T16:42:35Z Word Count : 5343

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Wikipedia

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 January 2021 and The Economist newspaper placed it as the "13th-most-visited place on the web". Featuring no advertisements, 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 317 Wikipedia encyclopedias. Overall, Wikipedia comprises more than 55 million articles, attracting 1.7 billion unique visitors per month. Wikipedia has been criticized for its uneven accuracy and for exhibiting systemic bias, including gender bias, with the majority of editors being male. 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, based on its unique structure, curation and absence of commercial bias. In 2018, Facebook and YouTube announced that they would help users detect fake news by suggesting links to related Wikipedia articles.