Wikipedia:Press coverage 2004

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Coverage resulting from Wikipedia's 1,000,000-article press release:

  • Wikipedia reaches one million articles, The Inquirer, September 20, 2004. "We happen to like it because it saves us time and it mentions us, and our glorious leader Mike Mageek with latest [cough] picture."
  • Wikipedia hits one million, Web User, September 20, 2004. "Wikipedia, a free online encyclopaedia, now has more than a million articles in its database, which web users can access for free."
  • Online encyclopedia Wikipedia reaches milestone: 1 million articles, DV Hardware, Netherlands, September 20, 2004. "Wikipedia's rate of growth has continued to increase in recent months, and at its current pace Wikipedia will double in size again by next spring."
  • Wikipedia Hits Million-Entry Mark, Slashdot, September 21, 2004. "The Wikimedia Foundation announced today the creation of the one millionth article in Wikipedia."
  • The Little Website that Couldn't,, September 21, 2004. Notes million-article milestone and discusses how Wikipedia defies conventional wisdom. "According to the canon of academic orthodoxy, Wikipedia has no right to be as well written, professional, and accurate as it is. Not to say it is perfect, it isn't, but the vast majority of the articles are well written and many are comparable or better than their encyclopedia Britannica equivalents. This from a website where any person can write or change any article at any time, with no one paid to do quality control and no real punishments to those who vandalize the system other than being banned from the site itself."
  • Wikipedia's millionth article,, September 21, 2004. "'Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing. And we need your help.' No chance, not with Corporate Greed in full bloom. But it's a noble ambition and it's expressed by the Wiki Foundation which yesterday announced the creation of the one millionth article in Wikipedia, its free, open-content, online encyclopedia project."
  • At Your Service Pack, The Village Voice, 23 September 2004. Note at the end of the TechLove With Mr. Roboto column: "Congrats to Wikipedia (, the world's largest encyclopedia, for garnering its millionth entry. It's an all-volunteer affair, you realize, and they don't accept ads, either. Won't you be a saint and kick them over a few bucks during their pledge drive? Visit for the details; pledge enforcement vans are standing by to shake you by the ankles."
  • 'Wikis' Offer Knowledge-Sharing Online, Associated Press, 26 September 2004. "Wikipedia is unique for an encyclopedia because anybody can add, edit and even erase. And the Wikipedia is just one — albeit the best known — of a growing breed of Internet knowledge-sharing communities called Wikis"; "Try finding that in the Britannica"; "This month, it surpassed 1 million articles, including 350,000 in English — three times that of the online Encyclopedia Britannica. More than 25,000 people have written or edited at least 10 articles each."
  • Wikipedia gets a million entries, Mail & Guardian, 30 September 2004. "Regardless of whether you think it is a credible source or not, the Wikipedia, and other projects like it, give a voice to many people who would not have been able to contribute their own knowledge to the creation of an encyclopedia."
  • No more paper: Wikipedia, evolving open-source online encyclopedia, reaches one million hits, The Triangle (Drexel University student newspaper), 1 October 2004. "Wikipedia is the modern day encyclopedia, updated almost as quickly and as often as news happens. Gone are the days of sifting through massive volumes of encyclopedias to find the one piece of information you need. Now it's all on the web in one accurate, constantly expanding database."

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