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
January 25, 2014
Encyclopaedia Britannica, the oldest english-language encyclopaedia, cancels its print edition after 244 years. Time to look at some numbers! Source
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 […]
March 12, 2013
On January 18th, 2012, Wikipedia blacked out its English website for 24 hours in protest of SOPA.
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 […]
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.
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
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 […]