Happy Birthday: Wikipedia turns 10 today

Emil

TS Rookie
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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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.
 

lawfer

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

princeton

TS Addict
Lawfer said:
Without any hesitation, I would firmly say Wikipedia is THE perfect example of what to do with the Internet.
Amen to that. Even if trekkie monster argues differently.
 

lawfer

TechSpot Paladin
Princeton said:
Lawfer said:
Without any hesitation, I would firmly say Wikipedia is THE perfect example of what to do with the Internet.
Amen to that. Even if trekkie monster argues differently.
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. ;)
 
G

Guest

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
 

TomSEA

TechSpot Chancellor
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.
 

Benny26

TechSpot Paladin
Lawfer said:
Without any hesitation, I would firmly say Wikipedia is THE perfect example of what to do with the Internet.
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]
 

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
 
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Guest

"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 :)