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Is Wikipedia heading for bust?

There's an interesting article on NewScientist about Wikipedia's lack of recent growth.

From the article...
The number of articles added per month flattened out at 60,000 in 2006 and has since declined by around a third. They also found that the number of edits made every month and the number of active editors both stopped growing the following year, flattening out at around 5.5 million and 750,000 respectively.

One possible cause could be resistance to new editors (contributors) to Wikipedia.
The revert rate for editors who make between two and nine changes a month grew from 5 to 15 per cent over the same period.... "This is evidence of growing resistance from the Wikipedia community to new content..."


Read the full article: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17554-after-the-boom-is-wikipedia-heading-for-bust.html

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