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The Widespread Appeal of Wikipedia

Duration: 04:56

Wikipedia is used by around 65 million people every month. It supports the democratic nature of the internet, allowing anybody the opportunity to author and edit published articles. It was originated by Jimmy Wales, who has struggled to maintain the site’s dream of empowerment and, more recently, been forced to let it be policed. It may not be one hundred per-cent accurate, but is always a convenient and easy source of information for millions of its regular visitors. Presenter, Dr Aleks Krotoski, interviews Wikipedia’s creator and Einar Kvaran, a long-term and prolific contributor to the site.

Available since: Thu 1 Apr 2010


Aleks Krotoski
Inventor of Wikipedia
Jimmy Wales
Author and Writer for Wikipedia
Einar Kvaran

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The Virtual Revolution The Great Levelling?

1/4 Aleks Krotoski charts the extraordinary rise of blogs, Wikipedia, and YouTube.

First broadcast: 30 Jan 2010

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