Wikimedia/Wikipedia

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Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia "created and edited" by volunteers around the world and hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation.

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History[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia was started in January 2001. Several software changes were made before converting to today's MediaWiki. The community grew rapidly until 2007, when it started to decline.

Vision[edit | edit source]

Impact[edit | edit source]

Controversy[edit | edit source]

One of the main controversies is that anyone can edit it, thus increasing the chance for factual errors.

Future Projects[edit | edit source]

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