The Longest Now

Wikipedia hits 500K
Friday March 18th 2005, 3:44 am
Filed under: popular demand

I was going to share with you a little something about Hieronima de Paiva, a Portuguese jew and Elihu Yale‘s companion in Madras (now Chennai), but I don’t have time right now. Instead let me note that the English Wikipedia reached its 500,000th article yesterday, about the Involuntary settlements in the Soviet Union.

Articles were being written at a much higher rate then usual today, peaking at 150 per hour as the milestone approached. For comparison, the previous full 24-hr period of editing saw the creation of 915 new articles.

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