Wikipedia’s decade of data and detail

As the online encyclopaedia celebrates its tenth birthday, Lisa Brady talks to its co-founder, Jimmy Wales

5th February, 2011

As the online encyclopaedia celebrates its tenth birthday, Lisa Brady talks to its co-founder, Jimmy Wales

Ten years ago, it might have been inconceivable to imagine a freely-edited online encyclopaedia as the fifth most popular website in the world. However, this month marked a decade of Wikipedia, which now boasts 410 million monthly readers.

Over the last ten years, millions of people have contributed more than one billion edits to Wikipedia. To commemorate its birthday, people...

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