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Articles of War

March 15, 2014

Wikipedia’s army of fact-checking web geeks is well-known for its accuracy and attention to detail. Sometimes, however, the volunteer editors take it a little too far. Between 2001 and 2004, they got into petty and protracted editorial arguments about everything from cow tipping to Christianity. This infographic breaks the OCD down. Source

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The End of an Era

January 25, 2014

Encyclopaedia Britannica, the oldest english-language encyclopaedia, cancels its print edition after 244 years. Time to look at some numbers! Source

Jimmy Riddle: Effectiveness of Donation Appeals Wikipedia

Jimmy Riddle: Effectiveness of Donation Appeals Wikipedia

August 28, 2013

Seen the latest banner ads on Wikipedia appealing for donations? Like me, perhaps you wondered how such dating site-style ad with a gory close-up could possibly work as an appeal for funds? Data says: very well. — David McCandless Source

The State of Wikipedia

The State of Wikipedia

May 23, 2013

Earlier this year, JESS3 teamed up with Jimmy Wales and the Wikimedia Foundation to create a video commemorating Wikipedia’s 10-year anniversary. Narrated by Jimmy Wales, the animated video detailed the rich history of the site, profiling the expansive community and explaining Wales’ longterm vision for the encyclopedia. On January 17 we released both a YouTube […]

Reading the entire English Wikipedia

Reading the entire English Wikipedia

April 28, 2013

There are more than 3.4 million articles in the English Wikipedia database and it possible to read all of them – if you have a lot of time on your hands! With all that information at your fingertips, you would be reading for more than 14 years to get through it all and that’s not […]

A World Without Wikipedia

A World Without Wikipedia

March 12, 2013

On January 18th, 2012, Wikipedia blacked out its English website for 24 hours in protest of SOPA.

Wikipedia 101

Wikipedia 101

December 13, 2012

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you know that Wikipedia is the premier online encyclopedia, which is constantly updated by online users. Throughout the years since its inception, it has become a major Internet property and a authoritative source of information. Here are some things you may not know […]

Happy Birthday! Wikipedia Turns 10

Happy Birthday! Wikipedia Turns 10

October 31, 2012

Wikipedia, the user created Encyclopedia Brittanica for the modern era, just turned 10 years old on January 15th. To mark this informational milestone, we created a graphic detailing the current state of this much loved and resourced website, using stats from Pew Research and Wikipedia itself.

The State of Wikipedia

The State of Wikipedia

October 26, 2012

It’s been ten years since Wikipedia first came on the scene. This infogrpahic takes a look back at the last ten years of Wikipedia and particular milestones along the way. Source

Languages of Wikipedia

Languages of Wikipedia

July 22, 2012

This map should be interpreted with caution for a few reasons. First, it only displays content from six Wikipedias (there are currently 282 of them). Second, many articles in multiple languages appear in the same place. The reason for this is that they are articles about the same feature, event, or place: albeit in different […]