10 Questions with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales

Jimmy Wales – founder of Wikipedia.

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:


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3 Responses to “10 Questions with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales”
  1. jayjay says:

    He agreed that people who copy/paste content from Wikipedia as a research source, are silly …

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Look up silliness or silly in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

    Silly may refer to:

    Stupidity, particularly in comedy


    Silly, Belgium, a town in Belgium
    Silly Department, a department or commune of Sissili Province in southern Burkina Faso


    Silly (band), an East German rock group from the 1970s
    Silly (album), the 2008 debut album by Taiwanese singer and songwriter Queen Wei
    “Silly” (song), a 1981 song by Deniece Williams


    Gaylord Silly (born 1986), a long distance runner from the Seychelles


    Silly, a fielding position in the sport of cricket

    See also

    Silly season, the summer months typified by frivolous news stories

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    reference:: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silly”

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  2. Lucius "Gunz" Fabrice says:

    jayjay – That’s hilarious. And please don’t copy/paste that definition here for proof. πŸ˜€

  3. BullS says:

    Doesn’t he look like Kevin Coster?

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