TAGpedia – coming soon

September 30th, 2012 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

TAGpedia, an online encyclopaedia will increase the amount of Arabic content on the Web, and is scheduled to launch in December with about 500,000 articles. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, TAG-Org chairman and CEO, said: “The target is to have the largest databank of Arab content ever.” The encyclopaedia will be similar in format to Wikipedia,

 Currently, only 2% of all Web content is in Arabic, although Arabic speakers account for 5% of global Internet users, according to Google.  In the Middle East, there are an estimated 78.62m Internet users, a number that grew by 2,293% between 2000 and 2011, according to internetworldstats.com. About 65% of Arabs using the Internet surf the web in Arabic and look for Arabic content.

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