The organization has grown from a $57,000 one to a $42.2 Million one and I’m one of its every days users…..The site is ranked as the 6th busiest…..
Thank You Wikipedia!
The Wikimedia Foundation, the organization that operates the widely used collaborative online encyclopedia Wikipedia, Thursday named software executive Lila Tretikov as its new executive director.
Tretikov, who grew up in the Soviet Union, was formerly chief product officer of SugarCRM, a Silicon Valley firm that makes customer relationship management software.
She will succeed Sue Gardner, a former Canadian journalist, on June 1. Gardner will become a special adviser to the foundation, it said in a news release.
Tretikov will lead the nonprofit foundation, set strategy and manage operations for the global, volunteer-driven site, used by more than a half-billion people. In a statement, she described Wikimedia’s mission as “nothing less than making the sum of all human knowledge freely available to all.”
Website-ranking service Alexa ranks Wikipedia sixth in the world in traffic behind Google.com, Facebook.com, YouTube.com, Yahoo.com, and Baidu.comBIDU +3.15%, the Chinese search engine…..