Opportunities and risks of the largest online encyclopadia of all time
Wikipedia growth and growth. But how and where? Encyclopadia online in the free, published by layers such as experts (start May 2001) are between 9 and 10 million. Article, alone in the English version already supposedly 2.386.723 Article (Stand in early May 2008) appeared. Alone the Babylonian, often heavily fluctuating numbers confuse. This is any other knowledge medium, whether online or cuttered, far off. English could mean the idea for an international, global intelligence company, not only leading angelsiaqsian countries (such as Great Britain, Ireland, USA and Australia), but a global communication beyond the Commonwealth. Or through only a new digi imperialism of knowledge?
The German-speaking version currently includes (early May 2008) 750.345 items. Thereafter, French, Polish, Japanese, Italian and Dutch Follow in the range of Current 659 369 to 438.Contribute 608. After all, 19 languages already have more than 100.000 article on. In total, Wikipedia united 250 languages. For this you have to scroll down the so often-aligned main page. So there is also 8483 contributions in Kolsch / Riparisch, 1.579 in Boarisch (Bairic), 233 in Tibetan, 50 in Bugiansian, 17 in Cheyenne. Klingon is currently not a active community and is only geared to the media enterprise world.