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As Wikipedia Turns 10, Jimmy Wales All Set To Expand Operations

Published by pratyushkp on January 14th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

Ten years after making his dream debut, Jimmy Wales is all set to take his project to the next level.

Founder Jimmy Wales is all set to celebrate as his brain child,Wikipedia, a non-profit encyclopedia that anyone can contribute to or edit turns 10.The encyclopedia which is available in more than 250 languages and features around 26 million entries, boasts of 410 million unique visitors a month.

As it rings in its 10th year, there will be parties across the globe, including in New York, Boston and San Francisco. Wikipedia which recently raised USD 16 million in its latest fundraiser is also all set to expand its influence by starting operations in India and Brazil.

Wikipedia’s chief executive Sue Gardner said that the company is preparing to open its first international office, in India, where Wikipedia hopes to increase readership and articles in English and several Indian languages. After which, Wikipedia plans to extend its operations to Brazil.

“India was picked as the first base abroad in the developing world because of its fruitful environment including valuing education, free speech and a culture of intellectual debate.” Gardner added

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