Growth of Wikipedia: The Free Online Encyclopaedia



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Code : COM0091

Year :
2005

Industry : Internet and e-commerce

Region : USA

Teaching Note:Not Available

Structured Assignment :Not Available

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Abstract: Launched on January 10th 2001, as an open content, free, on-line encyclopaedia, Wikipedia has grown into a leading website in terms of information and popularity.

By mid-2005, Wikipedia had one million articles and 16,000 volunteers to contribute articles to its website.

Although Wikipedia ensures that articles submitted on its website are free from bias, the reliability of the information is still being challenged.

Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To highlight growth strategies of Wikipedia
  • To discuss the opportunities in challenges facing an open content encyclopaedia.

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    Keywords : Free on-line encyclopaedia; Internet content providers; Jimmy Wales; Internet entrepreneur; Wikimedia foundation; Nupedia; 7-step review process of Nupedia; Encarta; Britannica; Growth Strategies Case Study; Neutral point of view policy; GNU free documentation licence; Wiki technology; Multilingual encyclopaedia; Vandalism in wikipedia

    Contents :
    Wikipedia: Inception of a New Knowledge Base
    Growth of Wikipedia
    The Future - Opportunities and Challenges


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