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Wikipedia was created in 2001 as a website where users could freely contribute, edit and refine entries. It relied on the principle that people who knew better would correct factual errors introduced by others.
The website was based on 'wiki' technology that lets visitors change text as they please. The name 'wiki' came from a Hawaiian word meaning quick.
Wikipedia blossomed into a widely consulted online reference bank with accuracy reported to be on a par with the Encyclopedia Britannica.