Wikipedia launched.

Jimmy Wales - Wikipedia founder.

Jimmy Wales – Wikipedia founder.

On this day in 2001, little known Jimmy Wales launched one of the world’s most successful not-for-profit websites in Wikipedia.

The online encyclopaedia is a collaborative effort and, in essence, anyone with internet access can create, edit and maintain any of its millions of pages.

Over 13 years, the resource has become a mainstay of academic essays and ‘who was it that did…’ questions across the world.

Happy Birthday, Wikipedia!

 

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