Wikipedia IS among us !!!

Oh, yes! The memories of the year 2001... what a great year!Here are just a few of them:--> January 20 – George W. Bush becomes the 43rd President of the United States of Amer

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Oh, yes!
The memories of the year 2001... what a great year!

Here are just a few of them:

--> January 20 – George W. Bush becomes the 43rd President of the United States of America.

--> September 11 – Almost 3,000 are killed in the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Centre in New York City.

--> November 29 – George Harrison, an English musician (member of the Beatles) dies from a long battle with cancer.


... Come to think of it... That year was pretty horrible !!! .... But despite all the darkness, most probably one of the greatest innovations the world wide web has ever known was created - WIKIPEDIA.

To me, Wikipedia has been a source of valuable and/or useless information for years. I remember one of my first school presentations being made by the generous help of wikipedia, and believe it or not, thanks to it, I have watched probably every single work of Heath Ledger (I should be truly ashamed right now }:D ).

But enough of the humdrum... WHAT EXACTLY IS WIKIPEDIA ???

Well... to make the matter easier to consume, let me put it like this:

--> It's an encyclopedia (Like Britannica, but with nicer covers)

--> Its' on-line! (Let's face it, being on-line is the 'fresh' way of doing stuff) ... AND

--> It's absolutely free to view and edit on your own! (Now, how sweet is that!?)

SOME BORING FACTS: (the thing you shouldn't actually read)

*Founder: Jimmy Wales (the man from the ''personal appeal'' banners)
*Profit: not a grain of Indonesian rice
*Users: 50+ million (DAILY!!! >=D )

''Wikipedia is like a sausage: you might like the taste of it, but you don't necessarily want to see how it's made'', Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia (a smart guy, indeed)

I nearly forgot to mention, that
WIKIPEDIA'S 10TH BIRTHDAY IS COMING TOMORROW (18th of January)
YEEEAAAYYY!!!!

OOH YES ... THIS IS ... BELIEVE IT OR NOT ... THE END !!!
(below, there are some beautiful pictures for you to see....)
(not really, but have a go anyways... It's good for ya' karma)
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