Wikipedia community

The Wikipedia community is the community of volunteers who create and maintain the online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Individual contributors, also called editors, are known as Wikipedians. Oxford Dictionary added the word "Wikipedian" in August 2012.[1]

Wikipedia community
TypeInformal organization of individual contributors
FocusFree, open-content, wiki-based Internet encyclopedias
Area served
ServicesAuthoring and editing Wikipedia

Although almost all Wikipedians are volunteers, with the increased maturity and visibility of Wikipedia other categories of Wikipedians have emerged, such as Wikipedians in residence and students with assignments related to editing Wikipedia.