Wikipedia for World Heritage Refers to the efforts put forth to get Wikipedia listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site . The idea Was Originally Proposed to the Wikimedia chapter by the Wikimedia Foundation at the Wikimedia Conference 2011 in Berlin.   An online petition was launched at the German Wikipedia on May 23, 2011.  The bid is considered to be the first for a digital entity and is expected to be controversial with the list of maintainers who are notably conservative . 
Jimbo Wales has stated that “the basic idea is to recognize that Wikipedia is this amazing global cultural phenomenon that has transformed the lives of hundreds of people.” 
If Wikipedia fails to get listed as a World Heritage Site, it has-been suggéré That They apply for UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists . 
- Jump up^ “Wikimedia Conference 2011 / Documentation / Common Project I: 10 years Wikipedia” . Wikimedia Meta-Wiki . Retrieved 27 May 2011 .
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