What is Wikipedia Day? Facts and Relevance
Have you ever wondered how your life might have been without the internet? Our parents have done a commendable job by surviving without the internet and computers. They had acquired information by reading books, listening to elders, having a mindful conversation with the wise. On the contrary, we have information available about anything and everything under the sun on the internet. At the snap of our fingers, we can learn about anything we want to. As a result, the real conversation has hit the rock bottom levels. Nevertheless, let's focus on the pros of the Internet.
It's time to thank one of our big-time saviours Wikipedia. Wikipedia is free content, the multilingual online encyclopedia written and developed by a community of volunteers through a model of open collaboration using a wiki-based editing system. Individual contributors are known as Wikipedians.
Wikipedia was launched on the 15th of January 2001 by Jimmi Wales and Larry Sanger. Sanger coined its name blending wiki and encyclopedia. Initially, available only in English, versions in other languages were developed eventually. Its combined editions comprise more than fifty-eight million articles attracting more than two billion unique costs per month. In 2006, Times magazine had mentioned that the policy of allowing anyone to edit has made Wikipedia the biggest encyclopedia in the world.
It has received praise for the enablement of the democratization of knowledge, the extent of coverage, unique structure, culture and reduced amount of cultural bias, especially gender bias.
It has become an element of popular culture with references in books, films and academics. Facebook and youtube suggested that they would help the uses detect fake news by referring to relatable Wikipedia articles.
World Wikipedia day is celebrated on January 15th every year. Fans organise parties in their communities. So feel free to cut a cake, make merry and raise a toast to Wikipedia and its creators this January 15th.Happy Wikipedia Day friends.