Wikipedia

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Wikipedia ( or ) is a multilingual online encyclopedia created and maintained as an open collaboration project by a community of volunteer editors using a wiki-based editing system.wikipedia
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Jimmy Wales

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Wikipedia was launched on January 15, 2001, by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger.
He is a co-founder of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia and the for-profit web hosting company Wikia.

Larry Sanger

Lawrence Mark "Larry" Sanger
Wikipedia was launched on January 15, 2001, by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger.
Lawrence Mark Sanger (born July 16, 1968) is an American internet project developer and co-founder of the internet encyclopedia Wikipedia, which he named and wrote much of its original governing policy.

English Wikipedia

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With at least articles, the English Wikipedia is the largest of the more than 290 Wikipedia encyclopedias.
The English Wikipedia is the English-language edition of the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia.

Bomis

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It was founded on March 9, 2000, under the ownership of Bomis, a web portal company.
Bomis ( to rhyme with "promise") was a dot-com company best known for supporting the creations of free-content online-encyclopedia projects Nupedia and Wikipedia.

Gender bias on Wikipedia

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In addition, Wikipedia has gender bias, particularly on its English-language site, where the dominant majority of editors are male.
It figures among the most frequent criticisms of Wikipedia, sometimes as part of a more general criticism about systemic bias in Wikipedia.

List of Wikipedias

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Citing fears of commercial advertising and lack of control in Wikipedia, users of the Spanish Wikipedia forked from Wikipedia to create the Enciclopedia Libre in February 2002.
This is the list of the different language editions of Wikipedia;, Wikipedia articles have been created in 307 languages, with 297 active and 10 closed.

Edit-a-thon

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However, Edit-a-thons have been held to encourage female editors and increase the coverage of women's topics.
An edit-a-thon (sometimes written editathon) is an organized event where editors of online communities such as Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap, and LocalWiki edit and improve a specific topic or type of content, typically including basic editing training for new editors.

Spanish Wikipedia

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Citing fears of commercial advertising and lack of control in Wikipedia, users of the Spanish Wikipedia forked from Wikipedia to create the Enciclopedia Libre in February 2002. In addition to the top six, ten other Wikipedias have over one million articles each (Russian, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Waray-Waray, Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and Portuguese), six more have over 500,000 articles (Ukrainian, Persian, Catalan, Serbian, Bokmål and Indonesian), 40 more have over 100,000 articles, and 84 more have over 10,000 articles.
The Spanish Wikipedia (Wikipedia en español) is a Spanish-language edition of Wikipedia, a free, online encyclopedia.

Yongle Encyclopedia

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The English Wikipedia passed the mark of two million articles on September 9, 2007, making it the largest encyclopedia ever assembled, surpassing the 1408 Yongle Encyclopedia, which had held the record for almost 600 years.
Its sheer scope and size made it the world's largest general encyclopedia until it was surpassed by Wikipedia on September 9, 2007, nearly six centuries later.

German Wikipedia

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For example, the German Wikipedia maintains "stable versions" of articles, which have passed certain reviews.
The German Wikipedia is the German-language edition of Wikipedia, a free and publicly editable online encyclopedia.

Ideological bias on Wikipedia

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As a result, any article could contain inaccuracies such as errors, ideological biases, and nonsensical or irrelevant text.
Questions about ideological bias on Wikipedia are reflected in academic analysis and public criticism of Wikipedia, and especially its English-language site, in relation to whether or not its content is biased due to the political, religious, or other ideology of its volunteer Wikipedia editors and any effect it may have on the reliability of the online encyclopedia.

Open collaboration

Wikipedia ( or ) is a multilingual online encyclopedia created and maintained as an open collaboration project by a community of volunteer editors using a wiki-based editing system.
Open source project is also thought to be the operating principle underlining a gamut of diverse ventures, including bitcoin, TEDx, and Wikipedia.

Wikipedia Seigenthaler biography incident

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In the Seigenthaler biography incident, an anonymous editor introduced false information into the biography of American political figure John Seigenthaler in May 2005.
In May 2005, an anonymous editor posted a hoax article in the online encyclopedia Wikipedia about journalist John Seigenthaler.

Wikipedia administrators

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A particularly contentious article may be locked so that only administrators are able to make changes.
On Wikipedia, trusted users may be appointed as administrators (also known as admins, sysops, and janitors), following a successful request for adminship.

Viola wikipedia

In 2019, a species of flowering plant was named Viola wikipedia.
Viola wikipedia is a species of flowering plant, in the genus Viola, and was named in 2019 after the online encyclopedia Wikipedia by the husband-and-wife team of botanists John Michael Watson and Ana Rosa Flores.

List of most popular websites

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In January 2007, Wikipedia entered for the first time the top-ten list of the most popular websites in the US, according to comScore Networks.

Wiki

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Wikipedia ( or ) is a multilingual online encyclopedia created and maintained as an open collaboration project by a community of volunteer editors using a wiki-based editing system.
The online encyclopedia project Wikipedia is the most popular wiki-based website, and is one of the most widely viewed sites in the world, having been ranked in the top ten since 2007.

274301 Wikipedia

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In January 2013, 274301 Wikipedia, an asteroid, was named after Wikipedia; in October 2014, Wikipedia was honored with the Wikipedia Monument; and, in July 2015, Wikipedia became available as 7,473 books for $500,000.
The asteroid was named after the online encyclopedia Wikipedia in January 2013.

Notability in the English Wikipedia

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A topic should also meet Wikipedia's standards of "notability", which generally means that the topic must have been covered in mainstream media or major academic journal sources that are independent of the article's subject.
In the English version of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, notability is a criterion to determine whether a topic merits a separate Wikipedia article.

International Space Station

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On November 17, 2019, Christina Koch made the first confirmed edit to Wikipedia from space while aboard the International Space Station.
In November 2017, while participating in Expedition 52/53 on the ISS, Paolo Nespoli made two recordings (one in English the other in his native Italian) of his spoken voice, for use on Wikipedia articles.

Chinese Wikipedia

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In addition to the top six, ten other Wikipedias have over one million articles each (Russian, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Waray-Waray, Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and Portuguese), six more have over 500,000 articles (Ukrainian, Persian, Catalan, Serbian, Bokmål and Indonesian), 40 more have over 100,000 articles, and 84 more have over 10,000 articles.
The Chinese Wikipedia is the Standard Chinese language edition of Wikipedia.

Free content

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It features exclusively free content and no commercial ads, and is owned and supported by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization funded primarily through donations.
Wikipedia is amongst the most well-known databases of user-uploaded free content on the web.

Beresheet

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In April 2019, an Israeli lunar lander, Beresheet, crash landed on the surface of the Moon carrying a copy of nearly all of the English Wikipedia engraved on thin nickel plates; experts say the plates likely survived the crash.
The spacecraft carried a digital "time capsule" containing over 30 million pages of data, including a full copy of the English-language Wikipedia, the Wearable Rosetta disc, the PanLex database, the Torah, children's drawings, a children's book inspired by the space launch, memoirs of a Holocaust survivor, Israel's national anthem ("Hatikvah"), the Israeli flag, and a copy of the Israeli Declaration of Independence.

Arabic Wikipedia

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In addition to the top six, ten other Wikipedias have over one million articles each (Russian, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Waray-Waray, Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and Portuguese), six more have over 500,000 articles (Ukrainian, Persian, Catalan, Serbian, Bokmål and Indonesian), 40 more have over 100,000 articles, and 84 more have over 10,000 articles.
The Arabic Wikipedia (undefined) is the Arabic language version of Wikipedia.

Italian Wikipedia

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In addition to the top six, ten other Wikipedias have over one million articles each (Russian, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Waray-Waray, Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and Portuguese), six more have over 500,000 articles (Ukrainian, Persian, Catalan, Serbian, Bokmål and Indonesian), 40 more have over 100,000 articles, and 84 more have over 10,000 articles.
The Italian Wikipedia is the Italian-language edition of Wikipedia.