Which Encyclopedia never catches dust?
Which Encyclopedia has articles in over 250 different languages?
And which Encyclopedia has been around for almost 16 years now as a free-access, free-content Internet encyclopedia?
As of February 2014, wikipedia had 18 billion page views and nearly 500 million unique visitors each month. And you can take part in the joy as an editor, as well.
And did you know that Jimmi Wales started the Wikipedia inspired by the development model of open source software and wanted to use it for an encyclopedia? Now you can „view the source“ of every article on the top right and everything in Wikipedia is shared under an open source compatible license. We copied the santa-claus smiley directly from Wikipedia.
So today we have picked 3 out of over 37million wikipedia-articles for you to enjoy:
And here is the History of Wikipedia explained in 2min:
Wikipedia Logo in Gan Chinese by Symane, CC-BY-SA 3.0