Wikipedia – Online Company Profile: Complete details and official website details are gathered and a collection of information is given below about free encyclopedia.
Wikipedia was launched in 15 January 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. It is a free Web-based encyclopedia that anyone can edit, which comes with multiple languages. It never uses advertisement and it is called as public park where people can gain knowledge.
San Francisco, California, United States of America.
Reason behind the name Wikipedia:
wiki -> quick
pedia -> encyclopedia.
Wikipedia Company History:
– Started Nupedia project, a web based encyclopaedia in English language.
– Wikipedia was started as a side-project of Nupedia which support multiple languages.
– Jimmy announced that Wikipedia would never run commercial advertising.
- The Wikimedia Foundation was established.
- Wikipedia (English) reached 100,000 articles.
- Wikipedia (German) passed 10,000.
- Website improvement was done.
- Wikipedia is blocked in China for about two weeks.
- The number of articles reached 1 million
- Wikipedia reached 750,000 articles.
- Wikipedia reached 1 millionth article.
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- Wikipedia continuously gained articles of 1,700 per day.
- English Wikipedia exceeded 2.5 million articles.
- The number of articles in all Wikipedia editions had exceeded 14 million.
- German Wikipedia crossed one million articles.
- Server fails in Florida due to overhead problem.
- The problem was resolved quickly, but some areas were slower to regain access to Wikipedia.
- Wikipedia becomes 10 year old on 15 January.
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- On 16 January English Wikipedia was shut down for 24 hours to stop online piracy.
- Google funded Wikidata project was partly.
Official Website & Social:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/wikipedia
Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/Wikipedia