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15/01/2001 Wikipedia, a free wiki content encyclopedia, goes online

It was launched by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. The latter invented its name. It is a portmanteau of wiki and encyclopaedia. A wiki is a website on which users collaboratively modify content and structure directly from the web browser. Wikipedia is run by a content management system called the wiki software.

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