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Wikipedia reaches Alexa rank 17

According to Alexa, Wikipedia has become the 17th most visited website on the internet, passing Blogger. This actually happened in late March. Just above Wikipedia are Google UK and Microsoft. Wikipedia's daily traffic rank has remained relatively constant since February.

Wikipedia criticism site raises ire of administrators

A Wikipedia criticism site, Wikitruth, has raised the ire of administrators by publicly posting information available only to administrators. The information, which includes revisions of Wikipedia articles deleted under the office actions policy, was posted on the site and later mentioned by an article in The Guardian. A subsequent posting included a channel log from a private administrator-only IRC channel.


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