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Happy Birthday: Wikipedia turns 10 today

By Emil
Jan 15, 2011
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  1. Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that anyone can edit, first launched on January 15, 2001. Today, the website is thus 10 years old. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Wikipedia is hosting some 400 conferences and parties across the globe. In traditional Wikipedia style, the events are being organized by its community of users.

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  2. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    And I hope that it keeps growing for another decade.
     
  3. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    That face, its everywhere!
     
  4. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Enthusiast Posts: 329   +18

    I think wikipedia has done an outstanding job over the past few years in monitoring the content that is posted on their website. Congratulations to them on their 10 year anniversary, and I hope that it keeps growing and growing.
     
  5. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +91

    Without any hesitation, I would firmly say Wikipedia is THE perfect example of what to do with the Internet.
     
  6. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    Amen to that. Even if trekkie monster argues differently.
     
  7. Indeed. :)
     
  8. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +91

    I didn't even know who the trekkie monster was, until I hit up Wikipedia.

    Though now that I know, I don't believe I can still say it as firmly. ;)
     
  9. don't worry. PR flacks are rushing to pay 'regular contributors' to wikipedia.

    just look at elance.com

    soon, since Jimmy is too cool to pay 'real' editors, his creation will be overrun
    with shills and tools being payed to write utter corporate bullshit
     
  10. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,570   +338

    +1
     
  11. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,356   +402

    Donated a few bucks to Wikipedia during their recent fund-raiser. I check out that website at least a half-dozen times a week and felt completely obligated to help them out considering how much I use Wikipedia. No ads, and absolutely the best non-biased information. Hopefully they can keep their integrity and no-ads site going for another 10 years.
     
     
  12. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,576   +47

    Yeah, +1 to that. Happy Birthday Wikipedia, love the site.

    I think i must have read nearly every entire page on wikipedia..It's definitely a hub of knowlage that will be passed on for generations [Citation needed]
     
  13. DarkCobra

    DarkCobra TS Rookie Posts: 79

    Wikipedia alone justifies the purchase of a computer. Happy Birthday old friend and job well done!
     
  14. TECHwizard

    TECHwizard TS Rookie

    seeing as it is made entirely from volunteers that is an amazing accomplishment, it is was recently ranked 8th of the most used websites, (i found this out on wikipedia =D)
    congrats on 10th
     
  15. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    So precise and factual that most universities don't allow it for citation!
     
  16. "So precise and factual that most universities don't allow it for citation! "

    And it's well referenced by an increasing number of papers published by the ACM or IEEE :)
     


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