Wikipedia and its users organize more than 300 celebrations on six continents on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the free online encyclopedia, which operates on a model that allows anyone to edit its articles.
To facilitate the organization of celebrations, it is opened Ten.wikipedia.org page on which daily announce new events. The anniversary celebrated on Saturday, 15 January, and those who want to find out which dates are crucial to its development can visit the Wikipedia page over time.
For a decade, Wikipedia has changed the way on which we approach information on the Internet and participate in their creation. So much to read, so much connections to its articles, which has about 17 million appear at the top of the results of almost every search. This site, run by enterprising Jimmy Wales, has consistently refused to appear on it any commercials, so the money for their work to collect donations. Last action brought to collect her $ 16 million.
As expected, the Wikipedia in the past ten years, accompanied by many controversies. Although the main goal was that everyone can edit the content of articles, the controversy were often at different levels of protection which the changes may just checked users. Some are often temporary lockable to prevent vandalism and edit wars.
In an article dedicated to Wikipedia itself on such events among other things writes this: “While Wikipedia policy strictly stipulates the possibility of verifying the content and viewpoint neutrality, critics accuse the Wikipedia is a systematic bias and inconsistencies (including by attaching undue weight popularoj culture) and claim it in its the editorial process favors consensus rather than credibility. The target of criticism as its reliability and accuracy. Other critics have largely concentrated on its susceptibility to vandalism and insertion of suspicious or unverified information, but extensive research suggests that vandalism generally short-lived, and research journals Nature showed that the scientific articles that have a similar degree of accuracy compared with those from the Encyclopaedia Britannica and to have a similar percentage of ‘serious error’. ”
The tenth anniversary will be marked with commemorative gatherings or networking activities. In Boston will, for example, be organized commemorative ceremony in the middle of Mysterious hunt organized by MIT, while San Francisco will host a regional conference for editors and organizers of Wikipedia.
Numerous other events will be organized in many other cities throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and South America.