website is among the 100 mostvisited on the internet, according to
the web-traffic analysis firm Alexa. The firm reports that Wikipedia
is the 58th-mostvisited site globally, compared to a 69th-place
ranking for About.com, the citizen-expert site acquired by the New
York Times earlier this year for $410 million…
… Wikipedia’s growth is due chiefly to its ability to engage
volunteers in the collaborative process. Some 20,000 people a month
edit Wikipedia, with about 3,000 doing the majority of the tasks.