The State of Wikipedia not only explores the rich history and inner-workings of the web-based encyclopedia, but it’s also a celebration of its 10th anniversary. With more than 17 million articles in over 270 languages, Wikipedia has undoubtedly become one of the most visited and relied upon sites on the web today.
The fourth video in our the “State of” series, JESS3 is proud to release The State of Wikipedia as our first video of 2011. And, as if it weren’t good enough, the video features none other than one of the co-founders himself, Jimmy Wales, as the narrator.
People argue and knock Wikipedia but I will stand up and be counted, I think it’s a colossal resource that I use daily. It’s a great example of what happens when people work together. Sometimes abused, my teenage son reports creating bogus Wikipedia pages for ‘a bit of fun’.
Often referred to as Wiki many may not realise that it is just a ‘Wiki’, one of many. The story unfolds in this video.
What JESS3 Labs have done here is, as well as creating and informative video, shown some great graphics for data visualisation.