WIKIVERSARY! THE WIKIDLY POPULAR WIKIPEDIA TURNS 10
Intro and general slats below. For other uses, see Introduction (disambiguation).
Wikipedia, the 'multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project.” was created in 2001 and celebrated its tenth anniversary on January 15, 2011. Thanks to Pew Research and stats from Wikipedia, we offer a comprehensive
glance at the wildly popular site.
Wikipedia: the purveyor of information
53% of all American Internet users use Wikipedia...
therefore. 42% of all Americans use Wikipedia
- Sending instant messages: 47%
- Rating a product, service, or person: 32%
- Using social network sites: 61%
- Watching videos on sites like YouTube: 66%
Wikipedia currently has articles in.. 261 LANGUAGES
As of 1.17.11, there are:
3,532,036 Content pages
22,939,723 Pages 'including talk pages, redirects, etc.
846,661 Uploaded files
438,758,392 Page edits since founded
19.13 Average edits per page
13,781,073 Registered users
127,687 Registered users who have performed an action in the last 30 days
Who’s getting wiki’d?
Demographics of Wikipedia users 
The percentage of adult internet users in each group who look for information on Wikipedia.
Internet users account for 79% of the American adult population.
Wikipedia: a growing trend
Between 2007 and 2010 in the U.S., the growth of Wikipedia users outpaced the growth of Internet adopters dramatically, at 17% vs. 8%, respectively.
Wikipedia users, 2007 - 2010
February 2007 December 2008 Internet users I Wikipedia users