A Wikimedia Foundation fundraising drive began Friday. The fundraiser, which will last for three weeks, ends on 6 January. At press time, nearly US$115,000 had been raised. Although no specific goal has been set, Daniel Mayer, Wikimedia CFO, indicated he hoped it could raise at least US$500,000.
Wikipedia daily traffic rank rises to 24
Alexa data shows that Wikipedia's traffic rank has risen to 24th. At press time, Wikipedia was ranked higher than CNN, the BBC, Google UK, and Go.com. Wikipedia's three-month rank is still 34th.
- The Arabic Wikipedia has reached 10,000 articles.
- The Indonesian Wikipedia has reached 15,000 articles.
- The Russian Wikipedia has reached 50,000 articles.
- The Malay Wikipedia has reached 10,000 articles.
- The Chinese Wikipedia has reached 150,000 pages in all, including over 50,000 articles.
- The Polish Wikipedia has reached 150,000 articles.
- The Greek Wikipedia has reached 7,000 articles.
- The Luxembourgish Wikipedia has reached 7,000 articles.
- The Portuguese Wikipedia has reached 90,000 articles.
- The number of registered users at the Vietnamese Wikipedia has surpassed the article count.