Online encyclopedia Wikipedia reaches milestone: 1 million articles

Posted on Monday, Sep 20 2004 @ 21:57 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The online encyclopedia Wikipedia announced that the one millionth article was posted today on their website. Wikipedia is currently the world's largest encyclopedia and its fastest-growing, with articles under active development in over 100 languages.

Each day people from all over the world add nearly 2,500 new entries, along with ten times as many updates to existing articles.

Wikipedia now ranks as one of the ten most popular reference sites on the Internet, according to Alexa.com. It is increasingly used as a resource by students, journalists, and anyone who needs a starting point for research.

Wikipedia's rate of growth has continued to increase in recent months, and at its current pace Wikipedia will double in size again by next spring.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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