Wikipedia: The happy accident

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Wikipedia: The happy accident is a 2009 journal article by Joseph Reagle and published in Interactions.

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Some of the significant issues associated with the development and success of Wikipedia as an encyclopedia are discussed. Jimmy Wales Larry Sanger were the professionals who were involved in the initial development of Wikipedia, the wiki-based encyclopedia. One of the most significant features of the encyclopedia was that it was able to be edited by any user without any problem. Some of the challenges associated with the web needed to be understood to understand the success of Wikipedia as an effective encyclopedia. The two professionals in the development of the encyclopedia overcame several challenges to develop it and ensure its success.

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