Friday, February 3, 2012

The state of Wikipedia

Wikipedia, we all use it.  Did you know it is 10 years old?  There is always a lot of discussion around school about the quality of information on Wikipedia, but there is no denying that if you want fast, general information it is a great place to find it.  Here is a video, narrated by Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia which gives you the history and shows you the amazing way that Wikipedia has grown, and continues to grow around the world.
Created by JESS3: The State of Wikipedia not only explores the rich history and inner-workings of the web-based encyclopedia, but it's also a celebration of its 10th anniversary. With more than 17 million articles in over 270 languages, Wikipedia has undoubtedly become one of the most visited and relied upon sites on the web today.

The fourth video in our the "State of" series, JESS3 is proud to release The State of Wikipedia as our first video of 2011. And, as if it weren't good enough, the video features none other than one of the co-founders himself, Jimmy Wales, as the narrator.

Via Serious Fun

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