Reference sites
October 15th, 2005

This Online Media Daily article says “web traffic to educational reference sites like Wikipedia jumped 22 percent year-over-year, Nielsen//NetRatings reported Thursday. Such sites attracted nearly 46.4 million Web users to reach 31 percent of active Internet users in September 2005. Nielsen attributed the increased enrollment mainly to the triple-digit growth of Wikipedia and Yahoo! Education. Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia written and edited by consumers, ranked as the fastest-growing educational reference site, attracting some 13 million unique Web users last month. The free online tool hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation grew 289 percent in year-over-year growth, according to Nielsen”.

Traffic Soars At Reference Sites

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