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Is Wikipedia a Victim of Its Own Success?

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 9/23/09 (2:59pm)
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Looking back, it was naive to expect Wikipedia's joyride to last forever. Since its inception in 2001, the user-written online encyclopedia has expanded just as everything else online has: exponentially. Up until about two years ago, Wikipedians were adding, on average, some 2,200 new articles to the project every day.