Friday, April 12, 2013

Catalan Wikipedia publishes 400,000th article

Originally published in VilaWeb on April 12, 2013

The collaborative encyclopedia also passes milestone of active users

Wikipedia has passed two milestones that position the Catalan edition at the top of the world rankings. It has surpassed 400,000 articles, a remarkable feat given the relative number of Catalan speakers. The promoters of the Catalan edition of the collaborative encyclopedia—called Viquipèdia—believe that it has not been easy to grow while competing with two such prevalent spoken languages as Spanish (975,000 articles) and French (1,350,000 articles).

At a moment when Wikipedia is said to be losing editors, the Catalan edition surpassed its record of active users this January. In January, 1,892 people edited the Catalan version of Wikipedia, of which 675 made more than 5 edits, and 82 made more than 100. The previous record was made in December of 2010. It’s also important to point out that this past month, the Catalan Wikipedia, by itself, had 27.9 million page views, that is, on average 11 per second and almost a million each day.

1 comment:

  1. This feat deserves an independent State!