Happy birthday, Wikipedia!
42% of Americans turn to Wikipedia for information, up from 25% in 2007
Wikipedia, the â€œmultilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project,â€ was created in 2001 and celebrates its tenth anniversary on January 15, 2011. The percentage of all American adults who use Wikipedia to look for information has increased from 25% in February 2007 to 42% in May 2010, a 17 percentage point increase. The proportion of adults who use the internet over that same time period grew at a more modest rate, from 71% to 79% of all adults.
Read more http://pewrsr.ch/Wiki10
download the Pew Internet Report (pdf) on Wikipedia’s development.
source: @Pew_Internet tweets