The Great Year of 2017 for WOK in numbers
The World of Knowledge project at large had a really successful year. With all our common jointly forces of involvement, passion, energy, love and commitment WOK, with the WikiMaster app as the core, made some MAJOR landmarks during 2017. Thanks to everyone in the World participating for making the year such amazing for this social project!
At the end of 2016, we had moved from zero to 125000 downloads for our app WikiMaster. Now we passed 400000 downloads (400K) for WikiMaster on December 23, 2017. Growth is picking up.
Speaking of 400K: Last year we had 330000 multiple choice questions in the database. In December we passed 400000 MCQ! In over 182000 Wikipedia articles. Massive!
All these questions need to be correct, indexed and illustrated by the members of the Community: The WOKers. So the questions end up in the correct and relevant Wikipedia articles.
The amazing thing with the wisdom of crowds and the Collective Forces joining in creating something for the common good: 260872 new tags (Wikipedia articles) were added during 2017 to the questions. A total of 1369941 connections between Wikipedia articles and the WOK database of questions now exist on December 31, 2017. Any knowledge written in Wikipedia will over time have multiple choice questions. For academic enhancement making it easier to go to University and for the sheer fun of trivia as such being a boost. The avalanche is Rolling. Just as Wikipedia was really good in 2003, two years after launch: Wikipedia just became better and better over time. The same with WOK.
Last year 56K of the MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) had an image: Now over 128K of the 400K has a related but not correct answer revealing the image. (From Wikimedia Commons)
With all these efforts done; WOKers are playing Challenges and Take Quizzes at an accelerated rate: Compared to 94K in 2016, 1.2 million Challenges played in 2017. A twelvefold increase! 12X!
4 million questions taken in WOK was passed around noon on Dec 30, 2017!
Last year WOK had four languages. In 2017 we added German, Spanish and French Questions this year to the existing English, Arabic, and Swedish parts. Some parts of WOK, such as the Swedish part are not accelerating as fast as we hoped for due to lack of content managers but the move is on.
We aim as humble as we are (!) for one billion wokers. It's a big goal. For sure. How to eat an elephant? Bit by bit! Every single new woker joining in is a thrill to us and we move one step at the time. App/Apps shall be easy to use. Beautiful in design. Logical to find around. And lightning fasts when used. Inside the app and in connection with servers. Content shall be relevant, fun and accurate. An encyclopedia is not built in one day. And the same with the cream on top. The Quizzes to all human knowledge take time. Holes to be filled. Academic wikis, as well as entertaiment biased, shall have MPQs. The API from Wikipedia is above our powers to improve but everything else is up for grabs. Every single day our small but dedicated team in Cairo and Stockholm and in Accra and elsewhere improve things we and the wokers see needs to be improved. And the wokers adding in from all over the World. India. Algeria. Egypt. The USA. Nigeria. Ghana. Mexico. Singapore. Oman. Iraq. Ghana.
It's a thrill to upgrade the best thing on the Internet yet; Wikipedia to be more fun and give Knowledge a boost by being as addictive as social media by actually be social media. And see the challenges. Some warm and heartful love. As every venture encounter; Some progress and some temporary setbacks. We love you all. In a World of Darkness: Be the light. This encourages so many that love knowledge and are engaged in the Passion for progress in the Intersection of Gamification and Social Media and Learning. The skeptic of making learning fun and have academic value at the same time is a sometimes a mental barrier to overcome.
New goals are set for 2018! New magic things will happen! Enjoy the ride with us! Contribute to WOK by playing challenges and create questions and quizzes.
Did we mention the sibling to WikiMaster WikiFlip passed 100000 downloads? With just as good grades as WikiMaster? We managed to have not only one but two successful apps in the WOK ecosystem in 2017.
Feel free to download WikiMaster and WikiFlip apps in Google Play and AppStore if not yet done.
We at WOK team wish all of you a great 2018! We know already it's going to be great!