At Age 13, Wikipedia Has Reshaped the Knowledge Industry

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If you look at the Wikipedia entry for Wikipedia, you’ll learn the Internet’s encyclopedia turned 13 Wednesday. In that time, the site has become a storehouse of human knowledge, the sixth most-popular site on the Internet and a disruptive force in the knowledge-gathering industry

Even the venerable Encyclopaedia Britannica, the oldest continually published English language encyclopedia, had to take heed of Wikipedia. Though neither publication talks about themselves as direct competitors, a report comparing the two caused some introspection at Britannica.

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