Wikipedia has basically become our source of information on most topics from biology to pop culture to cooking for the past few years. Everyone who has had burning questions like how does evolution work or who Justin Bieber’s current girlfriend is has visited the popular site to check.
Wikipedia forms part of the global movement, Wikimedia which wants to spread free and quality educational content across the whole world. The aim is to share knowledge and to enrich everyone’s lives through the power of sharing and knowledge.
Although it might not always be such a reliable source as the information and content contained on the page can be edited by anyone who has evidence that the facts are correct. What makes this service stand out is not only the sheer amount of content it has on various topics, but the fact that all of this information is free and can be accessed by anyone who has an internet connection and a screen to view the page on is truly amazing.
You maybe not have know that it doesn’t just stop with Wikipedia. The organisation called Wikimedia Foundation has worked hard to bring us many different offerings like Wikiversity, Wikibooks, Wikispecies and so much Wiki-cool stuff.
By this year Wikipedia aims to serve over 1 billion people across the world, over 50 million articles on various topics and increase its editors to 200 000 to ensure only the most reliable and accurate information gets shared.
Have a look at the state of Wikipedia back in 2011 when it turned 10: