Friday, January 15, 2016

Wikipedia at 15: Millions of readers in scores of languages | Pew Research Center

Also see Jimmy Wales: I don't regret not monetising Wikipedia (The Telegraph) and At 15, Wikipedia Is Finally Finding Its Way to the Truth (Wired)
"Wikipedia turns 15 on Friday. A key element in its creators’ vision of a user-generated online encyclopedia was to make it a repository of information serving audiences in multiple languages. The first non-English versions launched shortly after the Wikipedia’s founding in 2001, with offerings in six languages – German, Catalan, Swedish, French, Spanish and Russian. Today, the site is available in 280 languages. A new Pew Research Center analysis of the most visited pages in each of Wikipedia’s top 10 languages provides a window on how people in different societies and cultures use the international reference tool."
Wikipedia at 15: Millions of readers in scores of languages | Pew Research Center
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