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The importance of Wikipedia

Dec 04, 2011, 14:00 (5 Talkback[s])


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"Wikipedia has over 100,000 active volunteers working in 270 languages. You're probably most familiar with the English language version, with its 3.8 million articles. But that's less than 20% of the total, which now comes to over 20 million.

Put it this way. When founder Jimmy Wales was on the game show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me," they chose to ask him questions he could never answer. Their game was titled, "It must be true, I read it on Wikipedia." Wales lost.

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