Online Encyclopedia Marks 10 Years By Opening First Office in India
In 2001, Jimmy Wales wrote “hello world,” in his first of many edits to an online encyclopedia site. And 10 years later, the world has said a big hello back.
On Saturday the online encyclopedia Wikipedia marked its 10th birthday and today the San Francisco-based site opened its first overseas office in India.
From Gaza to Glasgow and Bogota to Beijing, millions of Wikipedia contributors answered the call of founder Wales to share ideas both online and in person that will shape Wikipedia’s future. About 450 events were held across the globe, 97 of which were in India.
Wikipedia is the fifth most visited website, claiming over 400 million unique visits per month. More than 13.5 million registered users have contributed a staggering 438,660,528 edits in the last decade.