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Jimmy Wales Talks Wikipedia

Podcast: Jimmy Wales Talks Wikipedia

With Wikipedia leader Jimmy Wales

Jimmy Wales at Fosdem; cropped and touched up from Image:Jimbo-wales—fosdem-2005.jpg. Taken by Chrys; Rdsmith4 released his changes to the file into the public domain.

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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit, has been awhirl in controversy recently. This interview with the project’s colorful leader, Jimmy Wales, was recorded on December 5, 2005, after the John Seigenthaler incident and before Wales’ December 20th announcement that there will eventually be a “stable” version of the work.

Join us for this Wales-eye view of the Web’s most visible work as host Paula B. tries to hit a moving target and Jimmy discusses:

  • What Wikipedia’s mission and scope are
  • How Wikipedia works
  • What the encyclopedia’s editorial guidelines are and how they’re enforced
  • What Wikipedia’s contributors are like
  • Why people contribute to Wikipedia
  • What the biggest misconception about Wikipedia is
  • What Wikipedia is doing to address its problems

Interviewee: Jimmy Wales
Host: Paula B
Date: January 2, 2006
Running time: 28:12 minutes
File size: 28 megabytes
Rating:: G
Wikipedia’s Web site: www.wikipedia.org

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