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Description: With China virtually cut off and Western markets maturing, Wikipedia is targeting India first and possibly Brazil next to reach its goal of 1 billion users, Executive Director Sue Gardner says.

Source:  Reuters.com

Date: 01/12/2011

Link: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE70B6DP20110112

Questions for discussion:

  • Explain why Wikipedia’s user base has grown so rapidly.
  • Do you believe this rate of growth will be maintained internationally?
  • What issues does Wikipedia have to deal with as it considers more international growth?
  • How could Wikipedia commercialize itself?

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