Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia that anyone can edit founded in 2001 by Jimmy Wales.

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Charles Cammiade edited on 3 July, 2018 7:43 pm
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An online encyclopaedia, which crowd-sources authors to input content, edit and maintain editorial content. It is a non-profit organisation based in San Francisco and was founded by Jimmy Wales.


Shift to online

Wikipedia effectively brought the end to 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, died a slow death mostly through attrition and as demand fell off in favour of online solutions such as Wikipedia.

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