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Monday, July 1, 2019

What is wikipedia

                     WHAT IS WIKIPEDIA 

Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia. Whose edits, publication of new articles, suggestions, etc. are done by volunteers. Called "Wikipedians". It is free to use and registration is not mandatory.
The information available on Wikipedia is also free and open. This means content can be used under Open Source License. There is more than 50 million (5 million) articles in this English language alone in this encyclopedia. And this website is providing information in more than 300 languages ​​worldwide.

Wikipedia was started by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger on January 15, 2001. It was named after Larry Sanger. Which is a joint form of Wiki (a web-based software) and Encyclopedia.

Wikipedia was started to support an online encyclopedia "Nupedia". But later it became the world's most popular nonprofit website. And even today the top 10 websites are included in the world.

It is operated and
managed by the Wikimedia Foundation. Which was made to provide Wikipedia financial support in 2003.
More Wikipedia projects are run by the Wikimedia Foundation. Whose list is as follows.

  • Wiktionaryary
  • Wikibooks
  • Wikisources
  • Wikiquote
  • Wikiversity
  • Wikispecies
  • Mediawiki
  • Wikinews
  • Mediawiki
  • Meta-Wiki
  • WikiTech

The advantage of Wikipedia : -

  • Free information - The largest information portal on the internet is 'Wikipedia'. Where all the material is available free of charge You can find articles on smallest information. There are millions of articles available on this.
  • Multilingual - Content available on Wikipedia is available in more than 300 languages. So people from all over the world use it. And every internet reader can gather information in their local language.
  • Easy availability - There is no obligation to use Wikipedia. Any Internet user can use it in one click. And access the information available. As an ordinary website you can visit it. Some web browsers have also included it in the search engine.
  • You are also authors - This project is a website based on "Wiki" software. Those who visit it provide the reader the ability to become an author. Perhaps that's why Wikipedia has become so popular and popular today. If you also want to share your knowledge with people, you can publish your article by creating a new page on Wikipedia.
  • Multimedia content - Encyclopedia's name will be sounded after reading it as if it will only be filled with dark words. Words, and words, just words ... but your guess is wrong. Because the articles are written in Rich Text on this web-based free encyclopedia. Also, multimedia content videos, photos, graphics, charts, etc. are also widely used.
  • Reliable - Students, Content creators, researchers use it to do some work for their project work, research work. Under each Wikipedia article, sources are provided to verify the facts, fact and truth. The information available from these sources can be checked. But its content is considered less reliable than other online encyclopedia. The biggest cause of which is to be Wike-based.

How to use Wikipedia : -

The use of
materials available on Wikipedia is free. Therefore its content has been republished and produced in many ways. Readers can consume Wikipedia content by using any medium at their convenience.
  • Wikipedia Website - This is the easiest and popular medium. You can visit Wikipedia from the URL. Apart from this, Wikipedia content can also be accessed by the search engines list of browsers.
  • Mobile Applications - If you want to access Wikipedia content on a smartphone then its Wikipedia Android app, Wikipedia iOS app can be downloaded.
  • CD / DVD - Wikipedia content can also be obtained through compact discs.
  • Books - The publication of Wikipedia on paper has already begin. And the book is being shaped.In all the above modes we will advise you to use the website and the application.

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