When you think of the university-aged kids now, they haven't known a world without Wikipedia, to them we are part of the infrastructure of the world.
Wikipedia started as a complementary project for Nupedia in the year 2000, a free online encyclopedia where articles written and reviewed by the company's experts can be found. And on January 15, 2001, Wikipedia was formally announced, with only one language supported, which was English. The number of articles available grew over time, which also paved the way for other languages to be supported.
By mid-2009, the service hosted over three million articles. Today, Wikipedia is home to more than 38 million articles, in over 290 different languages. According to the Wikimedia foundation, over 7,000 articles are created every day. Lastly, the service is non-profit, and only earns funds through