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Nature-Interview mit Jimmy Wales

Jimmy Wales, Gründer von Wikipedia, wurde von der Zeitschrift „Nature“ interviewed.


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Would you link the concept of the wisdom of crowds to how Wikipedia works?

I think that a lot of people believe there are a million people adding a sentence each and through a giant, mass process somehow an encyclopaedia is produced. But within the community we don’t see it that way. It’s actually more traditional than that: a group of people who know each other communicate. It’s not very different from what would go on in any publication.