Thursday, November 1, 2012

This Was How Wikipedia Evolved !!

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Wikipedia, a  multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project which is now one of the most established and well patronised reference websites in the contemporary world  has 4,087,209 content articles, and 28,589,499 pages in total & 17,760,844 registered users (as of 07:19, 31 October 2012 (UTC)).

Wikipedia’s origins 
In 1994, Ward Cunningham created a website format called a Wiki which was previously unknown to Internet users at that time that drive knowledge creation and collation to new heights.
In 2000, this original concept of tying large amounts of content to an open, networked based collation system propelled Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger to create , Nupedia (which had performance problems).

Then, Wikipedia was born as a side-project to help enhance Nupedia – instead, it ended up eclipsing it and providing the trigger for Nupedia’s eventual demise. When the non-profit Wikipedia project went live in January 2001, both Sanger and Wales had no idea that this side-project would become the force it is today and there wasn’t a business plan.
My dream really is that there will exist a free encyclopedia for every single person on the planet, in their own language. 
Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge Globale. That’s what we’re doing.
– Jimmy Wales ( Wikipedia’s Founder )

Connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and his blog.

Written By Raju Dawadi
Raju is a Computer Engineering student in Nepal, tech and social media enthusiast, web developer, blogger experimenting with SEO and web analytics.

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