Wikipedia turns five years old today
15 Jan 2006

Wikipedia turns five years old today

Today, Wikipedia turns five years old. From

15 Jan 2006

Today, Wikipedia turns five years old. From their announcement:

“The English Wikipedia alone now has more than 920,000 articles, with over 340,000,000 words. The millionth article is expected to appear in late February or early March. The combined Wikipedias for all languages have an estimated total of over 3,100,000 articles in some two hundred languages. Eighty-four of the non-English Wikipedias have over 1,000 articles, thirty-six have over 10,000 and seven have over 100,000.”

That’s over 500 articles per day for the English-language version alone!

This follows last month’s finding that Wikipedia matches the Encyclopedia Britannica in accuracy.

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