15 amazing things since the idea of Wikipedia was launched to the world on January 15, 2001
15 जनवरी विकिपीडिया सदस्यों के लिए विकिपीडिया के दिन के रूप में भी जाना जाता है।
वर्ष 2001 से पहले, ज्ञानकोश के लिए कई हजार रुपये, पेड़, और स्याही खर्च होते थे, और उन्हें उठाना और कहीं ले जाना भी बहुत कठिन था।
आज हम इंटरनेट के माध्यम से कई लाखों सन्दर्भ युक्त लेख, चित्र, स्रोत और शब्दों के अर्थ देख सकते हैं। इसके योगदान करने वाले 15 वर्षों से बिना कुछ लिए ही योगदान कर रहे हैं। वह यह सभी जानकारी को हर व्यक्ति तक पहुँचाना चाहते हैं। यह सभी अब हमारे जेब में है।
- Millions of people have gathered all this knowledge by working together from everywhere around the world. Ward Cunningham designed the wiki, the first platform that allowed many people to work on a document at the same time. He named it wiki, a Hawaiian word that means, quick. (There is even a wiki-wiki shuttle in Honolulu.)
- You know the encyclopedia. Did you also know there is a free dictionary, free textbooks, quotes, learning tools, a travel guide, and more?
- Behind the scenes, bots do some of the repetitive jobs so that volunteers don’t have to. There are almost 2,000 bots approved for use on the English Wikipedia alone, and they even have names. PhotoCatBot helps people find articles that need images.
- March 17, 2006: The first Wikipedia exhibition opened at the Göttingen University Library, Germany.
- Wikipedia became one of the top 10 websites in the world in 2007, and the only non-profit anywhere near the top.
- People who work on Wikipedia are called Wikipedians. Building the world’s largest database of information with people from all over can be challenging. Wikipedians write rules, guidelines and essays to help other people understand being a Wikipedian. “No angry mastodons”, an essay, suggests that you shouldn’t edit when you’re hungry or intoxicated.
- The world’s first photograph, now on Wikimedia Commons, is entirely inscrutable. The first photo to be uploaded to Commons was a pair of quail. Speaking of birds and photos, there is such a thing as pigeon-photography, “A homing pigeon was fitted with an aluminium breast harness to which a lightweight time-delayed miniature camera could be attached.” (There was a stamp for pigeon mail, it’s adorable and shaped like a triangle.)
- One of the first articles ever written was for the standard poodle. It simply said, “A dog by which all others are measured.” The English Wikipedia page for poodle is now more than 5,000 words, and includes the many words that people have invented to name poodles crossed with other dog breeds. Labradoodle, Poochon, Cockapoo, Spoodle, Maltipoo, Goldendoodle, Schnoodle, Pekapoos, Cavapoo, and Bernedoodle.
- Wikipedia helps keep the internet open and free: In 2012, the Wikipedia communities blacked out the site to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act.
- Researchers can predict the spread of illness from data on Wikipedia: “Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory were able to make extremely accurate forecasts about the spread of dengue fever in Brazil and flu in the U.S., Japan, Poland and Thailand by examining three years’ worth of Wikipedia search data.”
- It would take more than 21 years for a normal person to read all of English Wikipedia (if you took no breaks and never slept).
- The second most edited English Wikipedia article of all time is about pro wrestling.
- One of the competition entries for a new Wikivoyage logo was a snake on a magic towel.
- आइन्सटाईन को सार्वजनिक स्थानों पर इतना अधिक रोका जाने लगा था कि जब लोग उन्हें रोकते तो वे कह देते, "माफ किजियेगा, मुझे अक्सर ही गलती से प्रोफेसर आइन्सटाईन समझ लिया जाता है। परन्तु मै वह नहीं हूं।"
- A link to British army officer, Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart’s Wikipedia article was retweeted more than 3,500 times.
- Lieutenant General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO (5 May 1880 – 5 June 1963) was a British Army officer and recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy" in various Commonwealth countries. He served in the Boer War, First World War, and Second World War; was shot in the face, head, stomach, ankle, leg, hip, and ear; survived two plane crashes; tunneled out of a prisoner-of-war camp; and bit off his own fingers when a doctor refused to amputate them. Describing his experiences in the First World War, he wrote, "Frankly I had enjoyed the war."
- Wikipedians keep lists of controversies, and hoaxes on Wikipedia. One hoax claimed that Lord Byron kept a crocodile and a honey badger as pets. However, he did take a bear to college when he found that dogs were not allowed.
- QRpedia lets people visiting places like museums, historic towns, buildings or zoos access Wikipedia articles in their preferred language on their mobile device, simply by scanning a single graphic icon.
- The 'Voice Intro Project' invites people who are the subject of a Wikipedia biography to record a short sample of their speaking voice, so we know what they sound like and how they pronounce their name. They can do so in any language they feel comfortable speaking.
- The Wikipedia Monument.
- "Wikipedia trifft Altertum" conference 2011 in Göttingen brought together the science and Wikimedia community.
- Wikipedia may also refer to: an asteroid.