Punch on: Open thread 19/01/12
Wikipedia (i/ˌwɪkɨˈpiːdiə/ or i/ˌwɪkiˈpiːdiə/ wik-i-pee-dee-ə) is a free, collaborative, multilingual Internet encyclopedia supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Its 20 million articles (over 3.8 million in English alone) have been written collaboratively by volunteers around the world. Almost all of its articles can be edited by anyone with access to the site, and it has about 100,000 regularly active contributors.
How did we know that? We looked it up on Wikipedia! The Punch must have some kind of superpower, because Wikipedia was “blacked out” for 24 hours to protest against proposed US anti-piracy legislation they say will restrict the freedom of the internet. But it let us in for a bit.
Do you use Wikipedia? Do you trust it? Are you worried about the legislation? Talk about these burning issues, or anything else on your mind, below.
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