The number of volunteers who write articles for Wikipedia in English, has been steadily decreasing.
This is stated in a study published in the American journal American Behavioral Scientist. According to the Russian service Bi-bi-si, if in 2007 there were 56 such people thousand, in 2012 – a total of 35. thousand, says study author Aaron Halfaker from the University of Minnesota. According to him, the reason is the more complicated procedure to create articles and amendments to the existing ones. “Some of the changes made by the community Wikipedia, to maintain the quality and consistency of presentation, ironically, had a negative impact on the growth of the group of authors, although the changes were aimed precisely growth “- the study says. At the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia has about 24 million articles written in 285 languages.