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Milestones of Wikipedia's history

See how the free online encyclopedia has grown since its launch 15 years ago.

Mohsin Ali, Nadine Mansour | | Media, Science & Technology, Internet

Gif Wikipedia turns 15 [Al Jazeera]
  • 2001 Wikipedia.com goes online with the greeting, "Hello, world."
  • 2004 Site crashes in 2003. Wikipedia recovers with a fundraising drive.
  • 2007 Only 6 full-time employees work for Wikipedia.
  • 2011 Wikipedia diversifies, recruiting more women and opening its first overseas office.
  • 2012 Wikipedia introduces a “Thank” button to recognise contributions by others to the site.
  • 2015 Wikipedia has 38 million articles today.

Source: Wikipedia

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