Wikipedia has steadily gained status as a general reference website since its inception in 2001. Yasseri, Taha; Sumi, Robert; Kertész, János (January 17, 2012). 291 Readership In February 2014, The New York Times reported that Wikipedia is ranked fifth globally among all websites, stating "With 18 billion page views and nearly 500 million unique visitors a month. Through its " Wikipedia Loves Libraries " program, Wikipedia has partnered with major public libraries such as the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts to expand its coverage of underrepresented subjects and articles. "Log on and join in, but beware the web cults". In December 2015, John Julius Norwich stated, in a letter published in The Times newspaper, that as an historian he resorted to Wikipedia "at least a dozen times a day and had never yet caught it out. "Wikipedia was born in 2001. Ownership of articles "Avoiding Tragedy in the Wiki-Commons by Andrew George,. "Wikipedia: an online encyclopedia torn apart". In April 2005, a Lucene extension 230 231 was added to MediaWiki's built-in search and Wikipedia switched from MySQL to Lucene for searching. Retrieved October 9, 2010. Wilson, Chris (February 22, 2008). 124 Because of this, universities throughout the United States tried to encourage females to become Wikipedia contributors. Retrieved April 19, 2010. Org were registered on January 12, 2001 33 and January 13, 2001 34 respectively, and Wikipedia was launched on January 15, 2001, 25 as a single English-language edition at m, 35 and announced by Sanger on the Nupedia mailing list. 266 267 Methods of access Because Wikipedia content is distributed under an open license, anyone can reuse or re-distribute it at no charge. 190 Coverage of topics and systemic bias See also: Notability in the English Wikipedia and Criticism of Wikipedia Systemic bias in coverage Parts of this article (those related to ) need to be updated. 360 Several free-content, collaborative encyclopedias were created around the same period as Wikipedia (e.g. Jemielniak, Dariusz (June 22, 2014). 198 Coverage of topics and selection bias Research conducted by Mark Graham of the Oxford Internet Institute in 2009 indicated that the geographic distribution of article topics is highly uneven. Dewey, Caitlin (December 2, 2015). Viégas ; Martin. 355 356 Studies related to Wikipedia has been using machine learning and artificial intelligence to support various operations. Archived from the original on November 11, 2016. Retrieved February 25, 2018.