Wykop.pl

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Wykop.pl
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wykop.pl is a Polish social networking internet service, originally founded on December 25, 2005. It is modeled after the American website digg.com (wykop in Polish language means unearth! or dig out!). The basic idea behind wykop.pl is the collection of potentially interesting internet based information and making them available to users. The server is managed by the Poznan company "Wykop sp. z o.o." (Ltd), which is owned by the Dutch firm "Gravest".

ReadWriteWeb described wykop as a "clone" of Digg. As of 2006, Sebastian Kwiecień, owner of the blog web20.pl, said that it was probably Poland's most popular Web 2.0 website.[2]

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According to data from April 2008 the service was getting 650,000 users monthly, of which around 30,000 were registered users. By September 2008 the number of visitors rose to 900,000, of which 60,000 were registered users, and there were 13 million views. Currently Wykop.pl has more than 110,000 registered users, 3.1 million unique visitors and around 58 million views.

Controversies[edit]

Some Web users claiming to be members of Wykop.pl regularly spread claims about child abuse acts committed by Pope John Paul II.[3][4][5][6] Examples include leaving comments dishonouring Pope signed with the name of the website or uploading edited videos bearing Wykop.pl's logo on YouTube. The website has stated several times it has no connection with these actions.[7]

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