Wikipedia is Slowing Down

It is probably inevitable that Wikipedia’s growth would begin to taper. I mined all of these charts from Stats.Wikimedia.Org. They show Wikipedia’s growth statistics from its inception in 2001.

New Wikipedians per Month
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Edits per Month
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New Articles per Day
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The question is, is growth tapering because potential topics have maxed out? Or because of disgruntled Wikipedians leaving the site.

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3 Responses to Wikipedia is Slowing Down

  1. […] Wikipedia is one of the greatest achievements of the internet. But I have blogged lately about Wikipedia’s slowing growth, Wikipedians quitting the site, and a growing sense that Wikipedia is failing to accomplish its […]

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