Jan
13
2011

Year: 2011 Week: 2 Number: 122

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[Wikipedia-day] – Once more it is almost the most important holiday of the year: Wikipedia day. Now Saturday we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the project. The start of the very first Wikipedia, the English language Wikipedia.

But this is also a day of celebration for all the other many projects and language editions who form the Wikimedia-family;
 
Wiktionary, Wikinews, Wikibooks, Wikiquote, Wikisource, Wikiversity, Wikispecies, Commons
 
10 years. 400 million unique visitors a month. 80,000 active volunteer editors. 17 million articles (wikipedia's only). A very successful fundraiser ( $US  16 million).
 
Time to celebrate!  –  And how to do that?  – With a special celebration-wiki;
 
There are many Wikimeets and events world-wide. Check the celebration-wiki for an event near you. Wikipedia will also come these day extra in the news so watch those news reports on TV and newspapers to see what the traditional media write about our project.
 
Wikimedia news
 
Quote
 
Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.
That’s our commitment.
 
Jimmy Wales

 

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