Friday, August 21, 2009

Wikipedia hits 3 Million

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Wikipedia, the successor of Nupedia, a free online English language encyclopedia project, has finally hit 3 million articles (in the English language section). It has taken more than 8 years from its launch in January 15, 2001.

The growth on the English Wikipedia has been steady after the 3 years since its inception when it exploded with articles. It has not been devoid of controversy, when it was found that corporate houses modified content to please certain operatives, amid claims by the science journal Nature that it was about as accurate as Encyclopedia Britannica.


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