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2011-04-14 21:18:39

Not so long ago Wikipedia was considered a playground for Capitol Hill staffers to game the system and make “the boss look better and the opponent look ridiculous.”

2011-02-25 02:59:00

VERSAILLES, France, February 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The public establishment of the Chateau, Museum and National Estate of Versailles and Wikimedia France, an association for the free sharing of knowledge, have today signed a partnership to allow a wider dissemination of the historical, architectural and artistic riches of the Chateau and Estate of Versailles. Wikimedia France promotes in France the famous on-line encyclopaedia Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects.

2011-02-09 09:33:00

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2011-01-16 05:50:00

According to a new report, over 50 percent of US adult Internet users look up information on Wikipedia.

2011-01-14 11:00:00

FRANKFURT, Germany, January 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new tool to evaluate the quality of Wikipedia articles is now available.

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2011-01-13 06:00:00

Wikipedia said on Wednesday that it would target India, and possibly Brazil, in seeking to reach its goal of 1 billion users.

2011-01-05 08:13:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- January 15, 2011 will mark a decade of Wikipedia. Founded by Jimmy Wales in 2001, Wikipedia has become the fifth most popular website in the world with 410 million monthly readers (comScore, November 2010).

2010-12-15 06:30:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Large images of Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales have for weeks dominated each and every page on Wikipedia, accompanied by a request for donations. Seen by 400 million unique visitors monthly, Mr.

2010-11-18 06:45:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Wikipedia, the most popular reference site on the Internet, has nearly 400 million unique visitors each month and is consulted almost 3,000 times every second.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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