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Wikipedia

Updated Friday, 8th November 2013
The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.

This page was published over 8 years ago. Please be aware that due to the passage of time, the information provided on this page may be out of date or otherwise inaccurate, and any views or opinions expressed may no longer be relevant. Some technical elements such as audio-visual and interactive media may no longer work. For more detail, see our Archive and Deletion Policy.

Wikipedia logo Wikipedia describes itself as "a multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project supported by the Wikimedia Foundation and based on an openly editable model [...] Wikipedia is written collaboratively by largely anonymous Internet volunteers who write without pay".

It was initiated by a non-governmental organisation/charity and researchers, scientists & educators and encourages people to participate through an online platform and research & learning. Wikipedia is global in orientation and concerned with research, knowledge production & information access.

It was launched in January 2001 and is ongoing. 

This page is part of Participation Now, a project that brings together a diverse collection of participatory public engagement initiatives with the aim of supporting exploration, learning and engagement. Explore the collection of initiatives or read more about the project.

 

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