10 Questions with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales
Jimmy Wales was on PBS earlier tonight, and while a lot of folks don’t seem to like the lack of special effects and dramatic visual transitions of the Public Broadcasting Service, the channel maintains an old school journalistic attention to detail.
The Wikipedia founder stated that Wikipedia needs more female editors, to offset the number of male ‘tech geeks‘ that manage the content. He agreed that people who copy/paste content from Wikipedia as a research source, are silly, as teachers and professors are able to tell exactly that. Students need to dig deeper in their own research; Wikipedia gives them the direction, not the full answer.
He also stated that Wikipedia stands neutral against various global events but it will make a stand in core issues related to freedom of information and censorship.
Jimmy Wales then answered 10 questions, as submitted by PBS viewers. You can view the video below: