State of Wikipedia, 10 years later

Posted to Infographics  |  Nathan Yau

In their most recent video (below) to their "State of..." series, JESS3 takes a look at the State of Wikipedia:

The State of Wikipedia not only explores the rich history and inner-workings of the web-based encyclopedia, but it's also a celebration of its 10th anniversary. With more than 17 million articles in over 270 languages, Wikipedia has undoubtedly become one of the most visited and relied upon sites on the web today.

It's really light on the data and kind of fluffy, but Jimmy Wales narrates, so it's worth it to watch just for that. For some reason I expected him to have a grittier voice. It must be the beard.

[State of Wikipedia]


  • nice video, i donated when when i was appealed, lets see what the does the future bring

  • This is nice and helpful. It holds your attention well, and I like the JESS3 design style.

    However, the “State of…” series feels a little borrowed from, and the State of the Salmon and State of the Polar Bear data visualizations.

    • @costco: Appreciate the love and totally agree about what the future holds. I donated too :)

      @Dino: Thanks for the compliments.

      Wanted to add a bit of texture re: “State of” series. We made the State of the Internet last year and have had the opportunity to collaborate with a few clients and also self fund a few projects (like TSoW) with the same driving vision: work to tell the history, state or future of a particular concept. There are certainly others — among them, — who have done similarly and we think that is awesome. The more visual storytellers the better!

      [President, JESS3]


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