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Friday, September 20, 2013

Unimaginable... 'Sampspeak' as source in Wikipedia.... !

I am excited……….. you will understand the reason  when you read the last line of this post… !!

Life has moved on the fast lane and for modern day youngsters – technology provides great help. For every doubt, they no longer ask their Teachers or search their dictionaries – but mostly ‘google’ – make a goggle search !

Equally popular is ‘Wikipedia’ – which provides great information and has millions of articles…………  Wikipedia  is a collaboratively edited, multilingual, free Internet encyclopedia supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Wikipedia's 30 million articles in 287 languages, including over 4.3 million in the English Wikipedia, are written collaboratively by volunteers around the world. Almost all of its articles can be edited by anyone having access to the site.[

It is the largest and most popular general reference work on the Internet, ranking seventh globally among all websites on Alexa as of July 2013, and having an estimated 365 million readers worldwide.
Wikipedia was launched on January 15, 2001, by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. Sanger coined the name Wikipedia, which is a portmanteau of wiki (a type of collaborative website, from the Hawaiian word wiki, meaning "quick")and encyclopedia.

Wikipedia  is praised as a news source due to articles related to breaking news often being rapidly updated; the open nature of Wikipedia has led to various concerns, such as the quality of writing, the amount of vandalism,and the accuracy of information. Some articles contain unverified or inconsistent information.  In a departure from the style of traditional encyclopedias, Wikipedia is open to outside editing.

The information on Wikipedia and it being the source for millions more article is no news at all……… today, was pleasantly surprised to find that an article in blog was cited as reference in Wikipedia… it is on Srilankan cricketer : Thisara Perera and here is a snapshot of Wikipedia page of date.  :  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thisara_Perera


With regards – S. Sampathkumar

20th Sept. 2o13.

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