Fact#1: Book creator
Many people out there aren’t aware of Wikipedia book Creator, which is a tool that helps users organize and manage the website’s knowledge in the form of a book. In other words, this tool helps you create a book that contains Wikipedia articles of your choice. Users also have the option to order the printed copy of their book through PediaPress.
Fact#2: The Simple Wikipedia
Now, children and disabled people can also use Wikipedia by going to simple.wikipedia.org. The Simple Wikipedia employs comprehensible language for its readers. Also, the articles over there are not so detailed as compared to those on the usual Wikipedia site.
Fact#3: Reading the entire English Wikipedia
It would take a total of 16 years and 9 months to read the whole English Wikipedia. If you start reading today at the speed of approximately 300 words per minute without taking a break, it would take you around 17 years to complete the whole English Wikipedia.
You might not know that 87 percent of the website contributors are male. This fact came forth when the website itself surveyed different domains in 2010.
Fact#5: Most popular article
One of the most popular articles on Wikipedia is “Sex” which is written in every language except for Spanish and French.
“Wikiversity” is one of the newest projects of Wikipedia. It is basically a website that is dedicated to mutual learning in which teachers would be able to create and revise materials to assist others to learn things. You won’t be getting any degree from the website but you can take or teach a particular course there. Wikiversity is run by the Wikimedia foundation.
Fact#7: Page views
Every year, the website generates almost 684 million page views.
Fact#8: No ads
Wikipedia contains no commercial advertisements like other websites.
There is particularly no rule for censorship on Wikipedia, but there are certain guidelines for the articles submitted.
Fact#10: Bot from Wikipedia
The website has a ‘bot’ that recommends things for users to work on, depending upon their editing record. In other words, the bot views your editing history and suggests articles that you probably might work on next.
Fact#11: Sixth most popular website in the world
Alexa.com has ranked Wikipedia to be the sixth most famous website in the whole world.
Fact#12: Active editors
Richard Farmbrough is one of the most active editors on Wikipedia who has edited above 750,000 articles on the website.
Wikipedia began as a side project of Nupedia which is a free online English encyclopedia project, with the aim to publish articles written by experts and licensed as free content.
Fact#14: Accuracy about science
The British Journal of Nature found the website to be as accurate about science as Britannica. This study was done in 2005.
Fact#15: Wikimedia foundation
The Wikimedia foundation was established in 2003 and the website came up with its logo of the jigsaw world.
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