The Longest Now


One MILLION dollars
Sunday September 19th 2004, 9:01 pm
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Alright, not a million dollars, but ”’1,000,000”’ articles.
That’s the milestone the collected Wikipedia language projects — all 105 of them — passed this weekend. Of course there are better predictors of quality and utility, but ”man”, that’s a lot of volunteer-effort, fully searchable, advert-free, widely-translated text.

They’re having a fundraising drive this week; please contribute to it if you can. Also, don’t miss the sexy newsletter going up this week… if you can find it.

One MILLION dollars …


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What happened to the mention of the totally fab newsletter? I was wondering if it’s available on the Web somewhere … maybe you could share a link because I absolutely can’t find it on the Wikipedia site. I tried to find the release for your 1,000,000,000th article through the site and ran into several obstacles. It took me a while to find any links to /news/ or /press room/ and once I got there, I received errors messages telling me I couldn’t access the content because I wasn’t logged in. Many members of the media would stop right there and decide not to pursue any stories about you guys because it takes so much effort to do so. Who wants to join a site just to read a press release? I don’t. = )

Comment by j 09.20.04 @ 12:29 am



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