How the Wikipedian-esque encyclopedia Wikipedia got started

Wikipedia’s official Wikipedias wiki, which started life as an effort to help Wikipedia editors with the basics of their site’s content, has evolved into an encyclopedia full of information about almost every subject.

It has become the most widely used and widely used source of knowledge on the internet.

But in the months since it was founded, its growth has been more than a little disruptive.

Here’s how the Wikipedia-like encyclopedia became so big.