It must be difficult for the roughly half a billion people who visit #wikipedia every month to remember a world without the free online encyclopedia. Since co-founders Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger launched Wikipedia on January 15, 2001, the site has grown into a behemoth of information with about 35 million articles and 30 million images available in nearly 300 different languages. The English-language Wikipedia site alone features more than five million articles.
Curated from www.scientificamerican.com
Wikipedia just turned 15. In this interview Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Lila Tretikov shres some thoughts on the site’s success and what the future holds. As a knowledge base base for most people I think this is worthy of a read.