Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is proud to launch the WikiVoyage on January 15. Wikivoyage will have more than 25,000 articles on places around the world. The site features articles viewable on desktop, tablet and smartphone. And also available for download in PDF format.
Here is a description on the WikiVoyage site: Wikivoyage is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide. Whenever travellers meet each other on the road, they swap info about the places they came from and ask questions about places they’re going. We want to make it easy to share that knowledge and let others share it.
Eight U.S. lawmakers (Republicans Marco Rubio of Florida, Roy Blunt of Missouri and Orrin Hatch of Utah, as well as Democrat Ben Cardin of Maryland. Republican Representatives Ben Quayle of Arizona, Lee Terry of Nebraska and Dennis Ross of Florida, and Democratic Representative Tim Holden of Pennsylvania) will not support Hollywood-backed anti-piracy legislation as Wikipedia, Google, Facebook. and other websites protested the measures.
Wikipedia shut down their site for 24 hours to protest this bills. While Google replace their logo with a black box on their search site.