October 20, 2021
Wikipedia is a multilingual free encyclopedia. It is written by volunteers through a computer program called a wiki, which gives each user the ability to create and write articles. The project began on January 15, 2001 as a complement to the writing of Nupedia experts, and is now managed by the Wikimedia Foundation based in Florida, United States. The English version of Wikipedia currently has over 2,600,000 articles. On June 22, 2005, the English Wikipedia was created. It now has 5,968,329 articles. The name Wikipedia is a mixture of the words wiki (the technology of creating a collaborative website) and encyclopedia. More than 10 million Wikipedia articles are written by volunteers around the world, and almost every article can be edited by anyone with access to the Wikipedia website. Launched by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger in 2001, it is currently the largest and most popular general reference on the Internet. credentials in the editing process. The reliability and accuracy of Wikipedia is also an issue. Other criticisms centered on its susceptibility to vandalism and the addition of vague or unverifiable information. Scholarly work suggests that vandalism is generally short-lived.English Wikipedia articles are regularly cited by the media and academia, who praise it for its free distribution, editing, and wide coverage. Editors are encouraged to adhere to a “neutral perspective” policy where all notable perspectives are summarized in no attempt to achieve an objective fact. When Time magazine recognized "You" as Person of the Year 2006, praising the high progress of online collaboration and interaction by millions of users around the world, Wikipedia was the first specific "Web 2.0" service to be named. , followed by YouTube and MySpace.