Commonwealth Club: Wikipedia founder

July 18, 2007 12:00:00 AM PDT
SPEAKER: Wikipedia founder Jimbo Wales

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Wikipedia founder Jimbo Wales in conversation with Chris Shipley.

Best known for his major role in the founding of Wikipedia, Wales has changed the way we access information. Wales opened collaborative authorship software, called wiki, to the world's Internet users to create a web site with boundless encyclopedic information called Wikipedia. Recently, Wales rushed headlong into a battle against Google to fight for our attention with his launch of Search Wikia, emphasizing transparency and promising less spam. Wales talk about what's next on his agenda, his opinions on the politics of the Internet and his thoughts on the accuracy of Wikipedia posts.

This program was recorded live on July 18, 2007.


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