[p2p-research] Who Writes Wikipedia? (blog post by Aaron Swartz)

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sun Nov 22 23:05:30 CET 2009

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 09:57:49PM -0500, Paul D. Fernhout wrote:

>   Out of sight is out of mind, so it’s a short hop to thinking these 
> invisible people aren’t particularly important. Thus Wales’s belief 
> that 500 people wrote half an encyclopedia. Thus his assumption that 
> outsiders contribute mostly vandalism and nonsense. And thus the comments 
> you sometimes hear that making it hard to edit the site might be a good 
> thing.

There's a huge stink about deletion squads in the German Wikipedia
going on. It increasingly looks like Wikipedia will be forked into
a distributed git-backed depository.


Good riddance.

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