The logo of Wikipedia, a globe featuring glyphs from many different writing systems
|Slogan||The free encyclopedia (that anyone can edit.)|
|Type of site||Internet encyclopedia project|
|Registration||Optional (required only for certain tasks such as editing protected pages, creating pages or uploading files)|
|Available language(s)||269 active editions (281 in total)|
|Content license||Creative Commons Attribution/
Share-Alike 3.0 (most text also dual-licensed under GFDL)
Media licensing varies
|Owner||Wikimedia Foundation (non-profit)|
|Created by||Jimmy Wales, Larry Sanger|
|Launched||January 15, 2001|
|Alexa rank||7 (As of May 2011[update])|
Wikipedia is a free, web-based, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Its 18 million articles (over 3.6 million in English) have been written collaboratively by volunteers around the world, and almost all of its articles can be edited by anyone with access to the site. As of May 2011, there were editions of Wikipedia in 281 languages. Wikipedia was launched in 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger and has become the largest and most popular general reference work on the Internet,ranking around seventh among all websites on Alexa and having 365 million readers.
WikiQueer is modeled after Wikipedia and a number of articles begin as imported Wikipedia articles which are then expanded on specifically for queer communities in ways not permitted on Wikipedia. Examples include adding resource information, talking points, donor support information and other non-encyclopedic and more resource hub oriented information. While neither WikiQueer nor The Aequalitas Project have any official connection to Wikipedia or Wikimedia Foundation, they do support the efforts and goals of Wikipedia.
Wikimedia Foundation and the Wikimedia chapters
Wikipedia is hosted and funded by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization which also operates Wikipedia-related projects such as Wiktionary and Wikibooks. The Wikimedia chapters, local associations of users and supporters of the Wikimedia projects, also participate in the promotion, the development, and the funding of the project.
Embedding Wikipedia's content in WikiQueer articles
- Main article: Template:Wikipedia transclusion
The Template:WPT allows you to display a Wikipedia article directly within your article.
To display Wikipedia content:
For example, to display the entry on Harvey Milk:
- Jonathan Sidener. "Everyone's Encyclopedia". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 2006-10-15.
- "Five-year Traffic Statistics for Wikipedia.org". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2011-05-24.
- In some parts of the world, the access to Wikipedia had been blocked.
- Mike Miliard (2008-03-01). "Wikipediots: Who Are These Devoted, Even Obsessive Contributors to Wikipedia?". Salt Lake City Weekly. Retrieved 2008-12-18.
- Bill Tancer (2007-05-01). "Look Who's Using Wikipedia". Time. Retrieved 2007-12-01. "The sheer volume of content [...] is partly responsible for the site's dominance as an online reference. When compared to the top 3,200 educational reference sites in the U.S., Wikipedia is #1, capturing 24.3% of all visits to the category" Cf. Bill Tancer (Global Manager, Hitwise), "Wikipedia, Search and School Homework", Hitwise: An Experian Company (Blog), 2007-03-01. Retrieved 2008-12-18.
- Alex Woodson (2007-07-08). "Wikipedia remains go-to site for online news". Reuters. Retrieved 2007-12-16. "Online encyclopedia Wikipedia has added about 20 million unique monthly visitors in the past year, making it the top online news and information destination, according to Nielsen//NetRatings."
- Wikipedia's Evolving Impact, by Stuart West, slideshow presentation at TED2010
- Wikipedia – multilingual portal (contains links to all language editions of the project)
- Press coverage of Wikipedia at the English Wikipedia
- Wikipedia mobile phone portal
- Wikipedia on Twitter
- Wikipedia on Facebook
- Wikipedia at the Open Directory Project
- Wikipedia collected news and commentary at The Guardian
- Wikipedia topic page at The New York Times
- Video of TED Talk by Jimmy Wales on the birth of Wikipedia
- Audio of interview with Jimmy Wales about Wikipedia in general on the EconTalk podcast
- Wikipedia and why it matters – Larry Sanger's 2002 talk at Stanford University about Wikipedia. video archive and transcript of the talk
- "Intelligence in Wikipedia" Google TechTalk on YouTube, describing an intelligence project utilizing Wikipedia, and how Wikipedia articles could be auto-generated from web content