Best Wikipedia Quotes

Favorite Wikipedia Quotes (Note: This list is always evolving.) 1. “Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That’s what we’re doing.” – Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales 2. “In the end though, I don’t believe we’re going to fail. I think […]

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Why Wikipedia Works (According to Brian Feldman)

Brian Feldman wrote an interesting piece for NY Mag entitled “Why Wikipedia Works.” Here is his thesis in a nutshell: I’d argue that Wikipedia’s biggest asset is its willingness as a community and website to “delete.” It’s that simple. If there’s bad information, or info that’s just useless, Wikipedia’s regulatory system has the ability to […]

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St. Patrick on Wikipedia (Slate)

I wrote a piece for Slate called “Why the Wikipedia page for St. Patrick is Surprisingly Good.” When I started doing research on St. Patrick’s page, I was pleasantly surprised to have the two top St. Patrick scholars tell me that the Wikipedia page was excellent. Writing the article also allowed me to learn more […]

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Teenage Railfans are Wikipedia Supercontributors (NY Times)

I wrote for the New York Times about two of the most prolific Wikipedia editors involved in the NYC Public Transportation WikiProject. Ryan Ng is a 19-year-old freshman at Baruch College in Manhattan. He studies finance, lives at home with his parents in Queens and is a member of the college’s “League of Legends” video […]

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Curling’s Wikipedia Page is Savage (VICE)

I wrote about The Battle for Curling’s Wikipedia Page for VICE Sports, noting “The edit history of the curling page is an anthology of cold burns.” Why so much angst? Hint: A lot of it has to do with trolls claiming it’s not a sport. Eric Washburn was a fantastic interview for the piece. Eric […]

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