|Wikipedia in the press|
Since its inception in January 2001, Wikipedia has garnered substantial media attention. The following is a list of the project's press coverage received in 2001, sorted chronologically.
- Klaver, Marie-José (March 12, 2001). "Nupedia". Apestaartje (in Dutch). Archived from the original on August 3, 2001. An article on Nupedia that mentions Wikipedia as a more open alternative.
- Sanger, Larry (July 25, 2001). "Britannica or Nupedia? The Future of Free Encyclopedias". Kuro5hin. Archived from the original on October 22, 2012.
- McMurray, Sandy (August 15, 2001). "Free Encyclopedia". Netelligence. Sun Media. Archived from the original on February 5, 2002.
... you might want to bookmark the latest free information on the Web. Nupedia.com and Wikipedia.com are two growing collections of online information written by a team of volunteers.
- "Knowledge at your fingertips. Game On: Internet Chat". Wales on Sunday. August 26, 2001.
Both Encarta and Britannica are official publications with well-deserved reputations. But there are other options, such as the homemade encyclopaedias. One is Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.com) which uses clever software to build an encyclopaedia from scratch. Wiki is software installed on a web server that allows anyone to edit any of the pages. At the Wikipedia, anyone can write about any subject they know about. The idea is that over time, enough experts will offer their knowledge for free and build up the world's ultimate hand-built database of knowledge. The disadvantage is that it's still an ongoing project. So far about 8,000 articles have been written and the editors are aiming for 100,000.
- "The information is at your fingertips – but for a price". The Irish News. August 27, 2001.
- Heim, Judy (September 4, 2001). "Free the Encyclopedias!". Technology Review. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011.
- Meyers, Peter (September 20, 2001). "Fact-Driven? Collegial? This Site Wants You". The New York Times. Archived from the original on April 15, 2009.
- Sanger, Larry (September 24, 2001). "Wikipedia is wide open. Why is it growing so fast? Why isn't it full of nonsense?". Kuro5hin. Archived from the original on July 16, 2013.
- Cernuda, Olalla (September 25, 2001). "La primera enciclopedia interactiva (de verdad)" [The first interactive encyclopedia (for real)]. El Mundo (in Spanish). Archived from the original on November 27, 2001. Incorrectly credits wiki.org for thinking of the idea for Wikipedia.
- "Inteligência Colectiva" [Collective Intelligence] (in Portuguese). SAPO. September 25, 2001. Archived from the original on October 7, 2001.
- Cortés, Mireia (October 1, 2001). "Una enciclopedia abierta a la Red" [An encyclopedia open to the Web]. Noticias.com (in Spanish). Archived from the original on February 20, 2002.
- Aquino, Renata (October 2, 2001). "Ajude a construir livres arquivos de conhecimento" [Help build free knowledge files]. Terra Informática (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on October 31, 2001.
- Ivanchenko, Vadim, ed. (October 9, 2001). "Новости" [News]. Computerra (in Russian). No. 415. p. 2. Archived from the original on January 13, 2002.
- "Wikipedia – besplatna mrežna enciklopedija" [Wikipedia – a free online encyclopedia]. Kilk Magazin (in Croatian). October 16, 2001. Archived from the original on April 27, 2006.
- Gut, Dorota (November 1, 2001). "Projekt Wikipedia – internetowa darmowa encyklopedia" [Wikipedia Project – Free Online Encyclopedia]. Gazeta Wyborcza (in Polish). Archived from the original on November 6, 2001.
- Sanger, Larry (November 13, 2001). "Open Content Encyclopedias in Education". iteachnet.org. Archived from the original on September 9, 2005.
- Trybuna had a feature about Wikipedia in the issue of November 10, 2001 (in Polish)
- The same article (somewhat shortened) was reprinted November 11, 2001 by Angora (in Polish)
- Siu, Kevin (November 2001). "Shiftlist". Shift. Vol. 9, no. 6. Archived from the original on November 27, 2001.
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- Lum, Bert (December 4, 2001). "Wiki mode open to everyone". The Honolulu Advertiser. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016.
- Johnson, Steven (December 9, 2001). "The year in ideas: A to Z.; Populist Editing". The New York Times. Archived from the original on June 23, 2018.
- Cunningham, Ward (December 20, 2001). "Future Tense". Future Tense (Interview). National Public Radio.
- Jesdanun, Anick (December 30, 2001). "Internet comes of age... and goes commercial". Lewiston Morning Tribune. New York: Associated Press.
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