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Wikipedia began with its first edit on 15 January 2001, two days after the domain was registered by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. Its technological and conceptual underpinnings predate this; the earliest known proposal for an online encyclopedia was made by Rick Gates in 1993, and the concept of a free-as-in-freedom online encyclopedia was proposed by Richard Stallman in December 2000.
National Geographic is the official magazine of the National Geographic Society. It has been published continuously since its first issue in 1888, nine months after the Society itself was founded. It primarily contains articles about science, geography, history, and world culture. The magazine is known for its thick square-bound glossy format with a yellow rectangular border and its extensive use of dramatic photographs. Controlling interest in the magazine has been held by The Walt Disney Company since 2019.
Salon is an American liberal news and opinion website, created by David Talbot in 1995. It publishes articles on U.S. politics, culture, and current events and has a politically progressive/liberal editorial stance.
The English Wikipedia is the English-language edition of the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Founded on 15 January 2001, it is the first edition of Wikipedia and, as of April 2019, has the most articles of any edition. As of July 2020, 11% of articles in all Wikipedias belong to the English-language edition. This share has gradually declined from more than 50 percent in 2003, due to the growth of Wikipedias in other languages. As of 2 July 2020, there are 6,113,274 articles on the site, having surpassed the 6 million mark on 23 January 2020. In August 2019, the total volume of the compressed texts of the English Wikipedia's articles amounted to 16.1 gigabytes.
BBC News Online is the website of BBC News, the division of the BBC responsible for newsgathering and production.
The Dutch Wikipedia is the Dutch-language edition of the free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia. It was started in June 2001. As of July 2020, the Dutch Wikipedia is the sixth-largest Wikipedia edition, with 2,020,925 articles. It was the fourth Wikipedia edition to exceed one million articles, after the English, German, and French editions. In April 2016, 1154 active editors made at least five edits in that month.
The Finnish Wikipedia is the edition of Wikipedia in the Finnish language. By article count, it is the 24th largest Wikipedia with about 488,000 articles as of June 2020. Wikipedia is the only encyclopedia in Finnish which is still updated.
The Ukrainian Wikipedia is the Ukrainian language edition of the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia. The first article was written on January 30, 2004. Currently, Ukrainian Wikipedia has 1,029,216 articles and is the 17th largest Wikipedia edition.
The Russian Wikipedia is the Russian-language edition of Wikipedia. As of June 2020, it has 1,639,422 articles. It was started on 11 May 2001. In October 2015 it became the sixth-largest Wikipedia by the number of articles. It has the fifth-largest number of edits (108 million). Since 2016, Alexa Internet rankings tend to show it as the world's most visited language Wikipedia after the English Wikipedia.
The Persian Wikipedia is the Persian language version of Wikipedia, pronounced "Wikipedia (Wikipediā)". The Persian version of Wikipedia was started in December 2003. As of June 2020, it has 735,040 articles, 934,349 registered users and 63,655 files and it is the 18th largest edition of Wikipedia by article count, and ranks 14th in terms of depth among Wikipedias. It passed 1,000 articles on December 16, 2004 and 200,000 articles on July 10, 2012. Roozbeh Pournader is the project's first system operator, developer and bureaucrat.
The Thai Wikipedia is the Thai language edition of Wikipedia. It was started on 25 December 2003. As of December 2019, it has more than 134,000 content pages and 371,363 registered users. As of December 2017, Wikipedia was ranked 13th in Alexa's Top Sites Thailand.
The Turkish Wikipedia is the Turkish language edition of Wikipedia, spelled Vikipedi. Started in December 2002, as of 28 June 2020 this edition has 357,557 articles and is the 30th largest Wikipedia edition, and ranks 8th in terms of depth among Wikipedias.
Wikipedia is a multilingual online encyclopedia created and maintained as an open collaboration project by a community of volunteer editors using a wiki-based editing system. It is the largest and most popular general reference work on the World Wide Web. It is also one of the 15 most popular websites ranked by Alexa, as of June 2020. It features exclusively free content and no commercial ads and is owned and supported by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization funded primarily through donations.
The Hindi Wikipedia is the Hindi edition of Wikipedia. It was launched in July 2003. As of June 2020, it has 139,657 articles.
IGN is an American video game and entertainment media website operated by IGN Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Ziff Davis, itself wholly owned by j2 Global. The company is located in San Francisco's SOMA district and is headed by its former editor-in-chief, Peer Schneider. The IGN website was the brainchild of media entrepreneur Chris Anderson and launched on September 29, 1996. It focuses on games, films, television, comics, technology, and other media. Originally a network of desktop websites, IGN is now also distributed on mobile platforms, console programs on the Xbox and PlayStation, FireTV, Roku, and via YouTube, Twitch, Hulu, and Snapchat.
Citizendium is an English-language wiki-based free encyclopedia project launched by Larry Sanger, co-founder of Nupedia and Wikipedia.
Wikia Search was a short-lived free and open-source web search engine launched by Wikia, a for-profit wiki-hosting company founded in late 2004 by Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley.
The Basque Wikipedia is the Basque language edition of Wikipedia. Founded on December 6, 2001, although its main page was created in November 2003, it reached 58,124 articles by August 19, 2010, making it the 45th-largest Wikipedia. As of June 2020, it has 419 active contributors, of which 12 are administrators, and has about 362,000 articles.
Uncyclopedia is a website that parodies Wikipedia. Its logo, a hollow "puzzle potato", parodies Wikipedia's globe puzzle logo, and it styles itself "the content-free encyclopedia", parodying Wikipedia's slogan of "the free encyclopedia". Founded in 2005 as an English-language wiki, the project spans over 75 languages as well as several subprojects parodying other wikis. The English version has approximately 35,000 pages of content, second only to the Portuguese.
DMOZ was a multilingual open-content directory of World Wide Web links. The site and community who maintained it were also known as the Open Directory Project (ODP). It was owned by AOL but constructed and maintained by a community of volunteer editors.