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How Wikipedia Revolutionized Free Information Availability [Infographic]

Wikipedia, everyone who uses Internet must have used it at least once. It is one of the finest website of all time with loads of information. All that is free. One of the most trusted, detailed source that you can not find any where in the world that easily. Just search for a keyword in any search engine with a wiki word at the end and you are the winner. Search engine lists a article for you almost at the top position in the results.

Wikipedia Homepage

Students, researchers, common public, who else would look for a alternate source than Wikipedia to find quality information? Now Wikipedia become one stop place for reliable information. Even became most popular than the top reliable non free resource Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Wikipedia started by Jimmy Wales in 2001 as a free, collaborative multilingual platform for anyone on earth to write about the topic they know. This became a revolution despite being criticized by many people on the quality and reliability of the content as it can be edited by anyone. But with all the best practices in place it is able to conquer the industry.

Look at the below infographic to find out some unbelievable facts about Wikipedia.

Wikipedia in Numbers

Do you use Wikipedia as a reliable source of information? What do you feel about Wikipedia? Let us know in the comments below.

Infographic courtesy Open Site

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  1. This is a great infographic, so interesting to find out facts about one of my favourite sites. I’m a bit of a Wiki addict, but I’m sad to find out that my habit has forced Encyclopedia Brittania to stop printing :(

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