Wikipedia celebrates 20 years of human knowledge

The online encyclopedia celebrates its 20th birthday with more than 5,000 active users and more than 1.6 million articles

The Spanish version of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia celebrates its twentieth anniversary this Thursday, May 20, with more than six million registered users and more than 1.6 million articles written in this language.

The Wikipedia website in Spanish was created on May 20, 2001 and since then about 1.7 million articles and more than 960 million words have been published in this language, as shown on the page dedicated to this event.

The anniversary also celebrates the more than six million registered users that this version of the online and collaborative encyclopedia has, which only in the last year registered 16,000 million visits.

“Wikipedia in Spanish is not owned by a country or an association: it belongs to all people and not only to Spanish speakers,” said Florencia Claes, vice president of the Wikimedia Spain association.

Looking to the future, Claes points out that the goal is “to think about inclusion strategies and how to collect the sum of human knowledge” to arrive at an “inclusive and collaborative Wikipedia, but ina a real way.”

This anniversary follows the one Wikipedia celebrated on January 15, when the encyclopedia was launched 20 years ago.

K. Tovar

Source: elsumario

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