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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.

Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia

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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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