Interesting facts about Wikipedia

Interesting facts about Wikipedia

Wikipedia is the largest encyclopedia on the Internet. An encyclopedia is available in all languages ​​of the world for anyone who has the curiosity to know something. Wikipedia has articles related to every subject, place, and person. Which millions of people read regularly and increase their knowledge.

1. English Wikipedia was launched in January 2001.

2. Wikipedia's founders are Jimmy Donnell Wells and Larry Sanger.

3. Wells created a website called Nupedia before Wikipedia.

4. In Wikipedia, the word wiki means "quickly". The word is derived from "Hawaiian language" Which is a language spoken in the Hawaiian Islands located in the Pacific Ocean.

5. Wikipedia is written collaboratively by largely anonymous volunteers who write without pay. There are currently more than 32.5 million people on Wikipedia who have registered usernames. They're called “Wikipedians” and have the ability to edit Wikipedia pages.

6. 50 million people use Wikipedia every month

7. No advertisements are shown on Wikipedia.

How does Wikipedia Make money?

As we know Wikipedia is a non-profit Free online encyclopedia created by volunteers around the world and hosted by Wikimedia Foundation , it makes money in a different way than other websites.

Wikipedia gets most of its money through donations, but also it sells goods on the Wikipedia store. Some of the items for sale in the Wikipedia store include t-shirts for $21, notebooks for $8, pencils for $10, and pins for $3.

Wikipedia is a reliable, neutral, and accurate resource for the world. 😊😊😊

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