January 21, 2003
Wikipedia Hits 100,000 Entries

InfoAnarchy is reporting that Wikipedia, an encyclopedia whose contents are completely editable by its readers, has hit its 100,000th entry (in its English edition; content is also available in ten other languages). While you might expect such a publication to suffer from a “race to the bottom” as trolls fight to top each other, instead the content is surprisingly literate, extensive, and accurate.

As its name would indicate, Wikipedia is an example of a Wiki, a type of communally-edited Web site. Wikis have grown increasingly popular over the years, with implementations now available on most popular platforms.

Thanks to Seb’s Open Research for the pointer.

Posted by Jason Lefkowitz at January 21, 2003
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