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HISTORY OF WIKIPEDIAWikipedia is an offshoot of Nupedia which is now an abandoned project. Wikipedia was publicly launched on January 15,2001 on domain
www.wikipedia.comby Wikimedia Foundation in English. Later it was changed to
www.wikipedia.org In May 2001 it was launched in other languages as well.http://www.wikipedia.org
Wikipedia is a new Version of Nupedia that enables modifications in Existing Articles.
FEATURESWikipedia has a large contributor base. Available in around 253 different languages making it global. It is possible to acquire Knowledge as well as share knowledge. It is open to editor from diverse backgrounds for adding their own articles. It is possible to edit existing articles in case of factual errors or other flaws. Wikipedia has numerous editors to monitor recent changes to avoid any misleading information.http://www.wikipedia.org
STATISTICSNumber of articles added on month-year basisMonth - Year Jan-2008 Dec - 2007 Nov - 2007 Oct - 2007 Sept - 2007 Aug - 2007 Japanese 358 356 390 372 377 351 French 451 423 436 413 463 520 Italian 495 391 436 387 394 453
FIVE PILLARSWIKIPEDIA IS AN ENCYCLOPEDIA. WIKIPEDIA HAS A NEUTRAL POINT OF VIEW.
WIKIPEDIA IS A FREE CONTENT.
WIKIPEDIA HAS A CODE OF CONDUCT. WIKIPEDIA DOES NOT HAVE FIRM RULES.http://www.wikipedia.org
DIS ADVANTAGESACCURACY Anyone can add any kind of nonsense or accidental misinformation to existing articles which may take years or months to detect or remove. Anyone can delete huge amount of text from articles or the complete article itself ,ruining lots of work known as BLANKING ,referred to as vandalism. It can run so slowly that it becomes unusable for editing or consultation. It contains many articles on irrelevant topics such as Toilets in Japan, teh(Misspelling of The ).
USABILITY ISSUES NET LEVEL ISSUES
SUMMARYWikipedia is a free, multilingual, open content encyclopedia project operated by the non -profit Wikimedia Foundation. It is the largest, fastest-growing and most popular general reference work currently available on the internet. Wikipedia has over 10 million articles in 253 languages. Wikipedia's articles have been written collaboratively by volunteers around the world. It is possible to upload own articles and edit existing ones.
Presented By: Deepika Goel Shubhangi Agarwal Shilpi Kumari Neha Gupta Radha Rani Pragya Pandeyhttp://www.wikipedia.org