Andrea James

Who Writes Wikipedia?

| The Takeaway | WNYC Studios

January 14, 2011

The collaborative online encyclopedia site, Wikipedia, celebrates its 10-year anniversary on Saturday. It’s the largest encyclopedia ever made, with three and a half million articles in English alone and seventeen million articles globally. To create and edit all of that information, the site relies on volunteers. They call themselves  “Wikipedians.” Andrea James, a Wikipedian, shares her story and what motivates her to contribute to the site.

You can test how well you “wiki” by taking our quiz about public radio. Answer the questions as best you can using Wikipedia. We’ll announce results on the air.

Produced by Andrea Swalec
John Hockenberry
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