Wikipedia is a huge online corporation which is freely accessible to all the internet users from the day it started working. It has a noble goal of providing its users with online free information as well as a free access to several different reference materials such as books, music and news.
The encyclopedia is run by community-written and well informed and thoroughly researched articles produced by volunteers as well as experts.
It was founded in the year 2001 and was created by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger, and it has given access to modify its contents to a specific number of users. Also to whom this accessibility is provided can edit new entries and even edit the existing data.
Wikipedia swiftly became multilingual as it was attracted widely by the multiple language users across the world.
The encyclopedia is now available in 292 different languages. The reason why Wikipedia has the users which are 274,446 active users and 62,643,808 registered users is because it has the volunteer community.
The people who love to engage in making information available across the world and keep n enhancing it are the key benefactors of this corporation.
Wikipedia is owned by a non-profit organization known as Wikimedia.
Wikipedia now gives away over 8 million online encyclopedia entries in 250 languages, including 2 million in English.
The corporate headquarters is one of the important key locations for any business corporation. The headquarters of
Wikimedia corporate headquarters are located in the cities of San Francisco, California, U.S/Los Angeles, St. Petersburg, Florida. The online operator of the encyclopedia of Wikipedia.com is however now relocating from St. Petersburg, Florida to San Francisco.
Florence Devouard, the chairperson of Wikimedia Foundation stated that “San Francisco is the center of high-tech in the United States and will give the foundation access to a rich array of resources”.
The many other sister projects of Wikimedia foundation are as follows:
Projects of the Wikimedia Foundation
How to Join Wikipedia:
Wikipedia has 500 million distinctive readers each month which makes 7% of the world population. Internet users are in the percentile of 20% use that makes use of Wikipedia every month.
Wikipedia is freely available licensed content that anyone can edit, use modify and distribute. There are about 130,000 active editors and 35 million registered accounts. Thousands of changes are being made per hour in each day and over 9500 articles are added each day.
The goal of Wikipedia is, “Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in sum of all knowledge.”
What do people write in Wikipedia?
As we know Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, it has a neutral point of view. Wikipedia has its editors interacting in a meaningful and civil manner. Wikipedia has five general principles:
As a new user, a person needs to:
- First of all register an account
- You will now have a user page. Preview the page.
- You are now a part of Wikipedia. It is as easy and as simple as that.
- Look at the leaflets below and join the community of your choice:
Tea House for Editors:
Tea House is a place for new editors who aren’t yet accustomed to the new environment of Wikipedia. They can frequently ask questions here and develop positive interactions with other Wikipedia members. It is a friendly place for all the users who are struggling to develop a community relationship.
WikiWomen’s Collaborative is also an amazing community which is run by the volunteers. Its goal is to engage the women in the services related to the informative contents of Wikipedia and to be a part of Wikimedia movement and the support and inspiration is given in this unique manner.
Guide to writing a new article:
If you are new to the Wikipedia and having trouble in getting started with your first article, then here is the step by step guide to help you through the process:
Web Rank of Wikipedia:
Wikipedia is ranked as one of the highest ranking websites across the internet. On the scale of Alex ranking system it is on the seventh number and on the Similar Web of top 100 websites, Wikipedia is on the ninth number. The online encyclopedia is the highly ranked websites and it is increasing in its value day by day.
Address Information of Wikipedia
Wikipedia has no central editorial board; contributions are made by a large number of volunteers at their own discretion. However, the postal address of Wikimedia foundation is made accessible to its users.
|Headquarters||149 New Montgomery Street Floor 6 San Francisco, CA 94105, United States|
|Email address||[email protected]|
Questions related to Wikipedia or other wikis (Wikimedia projects):
Questions related to donations:
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I was looking up cast of Pirate Radio, and I read that I was blocked from editing on Wikipedia by someone named Tony Baglioni(sp?). I was not trying to edit, only to read, to see if an actor could sing in my brother’s next musical production. Oh well.
where can I send a donation to wickipedia?
Hi Henry, Other ways to give donation to Wikipedia via this link. I hope it helps.
Hi. I am currently donating $2.00 per month and note that Wikipedia is requesting $2.75 which I am happy to oblige but please I don’t need to be reminded of how many times Wikipedia has requested an amount every time I visit Wiki. Wikipedia do an amazing service who I have now become soley reliant for correct, informative information.