10 Years of Wikipedia [INFOGRAPHIC]

Wikipedia is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a video (narrated by founder and CEO Jimmy Wales) and an infographic showcasing the organization’s major milestones over the years.

The State of Wikipedia is a project that takes into account Wikipedia history, site statistics and results from the March 2010 Wikipedia survey conducted by the United Nations University.

It also incorporates real-time data from Twitter, an interactive timeline of Wikipedia mentions from around the web and the beautiful aesthetic that typifies JESS3′s work.

All creative materials come from the JESS3 team members, who released the site, video and infographic under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

JESS3 says the project “explores the rich history and inner workings of the web-based encyclopedia, but it’s also a celebration of its tenth anniversary.”

“With more than 17 million articles in over 270 languages, Wikipedia has undoubtedly become one of the most visited and relied upon sites on the web today. More than a million people have contributed to make the site what it is today,” JESS3 adds.

The State of Wikipedia is the fourth installment in JESS3′s “The State Of” series. The first installment, The State of the Internet, made its debut about a year ago.

Take a look at the video below and the following infographic, then let us know what impact Wikipedia has had on your life during the past decade.

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