LoginSign Up
Wikipedia

Wikipedia

Free online encyclopedia that anyone can edit

An online encyclopaedia, which crowd-sources authors to input content, edit and maintain editorial style. It is a non-profit organisation based in San Francisco and was founded by Jimmy Wales.

Shift to online

Wikipedia effectively marked the end to the Encyclopaedia Britannica series and Microsoft's Encarta, which was a CD based encyclopaedia, and even books on the periphery of the reference category, such as the venerable Who's Who series, mostly through attrition and as demand fell off in favour of online solutions such as Wikipedia.

Timeline

People

Name
Role
Related Golden topics

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services