What is Wikipedia?

Wikipedia started as an offshoot of Nupedia, an open encyclopedia project  in which people share their knowledge. In 2000, Jimmy Wales, the founder of Nupedia, and his co-author Larry Sanger discussed how to expand the project. Nupedia's first wiki went online on January 10, 2001.

The project was renamed Wikipedia after protests from Nupedia's editors and critics. In the early days, Wikipedia was launched on Wikipedia.com on 15 January 2001. It was launched in Hindi in July 2003. Wikipedia is currently available in 262 languages.

Through this free knowledge is given to the needy people, so that some changes can be made in their life. This may include individuals who believe in sharing and disseminating knowledge. Other people take advantage of the correct information given by them.

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Sujit Singh Selected

Sujit Singh

1 year ago
Wikipedia (Wikipedia) is a free encyclopedia that is edited by Wikipedia users around the world, this means that anyone can add or edit any information on Wikipedia.

Wikipedia =Wiki+Encyclopedia


Wikipedia is a wiki, which means that any person can edit the article by clicking on the editor link, for this he does not need any additional qualification, just you should be aware of the article you are editing. This means that a person of any age, whether he belongs to any culture or any social class, can share information.

Mansoor Ahmed Selected

Mansoor Ahmed

11 months ago
Wikipedia is an online free-content encyclopedia project. It helps to create a world in which everyone may freely share the sum of all knowledge. The project is supported by the Wikimedia Foundation. That is based on a model of freely editable content. The name "Wikipedia" is a blending of the words wiki (a technology for creating collaborative websites, from the Hawaiian word wiki, meaning "quick") and encyclopedia. Wikipedia's articles provide links designed to guide the user to related pages with additional information.