Thursday, April 07, 2005

Yahoo! hosts Wikipedia

Following is the news that delights me in multiple respects; first of all being a Wikipedian myself, second as I had a non-trivial role within Yahoo! in this happening.

Yahoo! Search will dedicate hardware and resources to support Wikipedia, a community based encyclopedia written and edited by people from around the world. In addition, Wikipedia content will become available to hundreds of millions of users worldwide through Yahoo! Search via shortcuts that are automatically displayed above the relevant search shortcuts.

"Yahoo! Search's support and vast user base will provide critical material aid and global reach for Wikipedia," said Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikimedia Foundation. "Yahoo! has been Wikipedia's longest-standing corporate supporter and with this dedication of resources we will be able to offer Wikipedia content to a growing worldwide audience, while maintaining full flexibility in our ability to expand relationships and freely distribute our works."

"Wikipedia is one of the most recognized community-generated resources of its kind and it demonstrates the ability to create and manage a high quality content experience," said David Mandelbrot, vice president of search content at Yahoo!. "Supporting the expansion of this free service aligns with our objective to help people search for and use online content, while also encouraging the growth of communities where people can share and expand upon the growing collection of information on the Web."

3 Comments:

Blogger Anthroponym said...

Hmmmmm.
Congrats. I remember reading on /. that Google had also proposed to host Wiki.
Seems you pipped them to the post.
=D>

April 13, 2005 8:56 am  
Blogger Sundar said...

:-)

April 13, 2005 5:15 pm  
Blogger Anwin Joselyn said...

Hey dude. You've got a pretty good blog here.

April 21, 2005 9:52 pm  

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