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Apr 11, 2011

Church as Wikipedia

At some level, the notion of a "Wikipedia church"--or "Wikicclesia"-- makes a lot of sense, even if we have never thought of it before.

 

Wikipedia: The encyclopedia that anyone can edit

Wikicclesia: The church that anyone can edit

 

It kind of brings a smile to your face doesn't it? More important, it touches on a reality facing the church today: Wikipedia is a part of our everyday lives.

 

According to the Internet statistics aggregator Alexa Internet, every day 13 percent of the world's Internet users visit Wikipedia for some reason. At the time of this writing, Wikipedia was listed as the sixth most popular website in the United States and seventh worldwide. Thirteen million people worldwide are listed as registered users, and in the past thirty days, 135,000 of those users, on average, have edited an article on the site.


 

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