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Name: Jaded Faded
Subject: decent guy in charge of wikipedia
Date: Friday, May 11, 2018
Time: 2:42:03 PM
Remote Address: 188.8.131.52
Message ID: 315656
Parent ID: 315626
Thread ID: 315611
I heard an in-depth interview with the owner of that place just a few days ago. I can't remember what show (or npr affiliate) it was but it was thoughtful, insightful, and high-quality in its approach. I was driving so I wasn't always fully paying attention, but the gist is that he has done admirably over the years trying to address problems that arise out of the nature of having it be community supported. They could have gone a different route, and been a public company that is ad-supported. In fact, if it were like that he'd be worth over 5 billion, and as it is he is only just barely over 1 million. Wikipedia is behind only Google, Youtube, Facebook, and Baidu of the most-visited websites in the world. The leaders of all 4, and countless others, of those companies are multi-billionaires, but not him. I don't know the nitty gritty details, but I do know to make it work the way he has it hasn't been easy but it is pretty admirable when you consider the amount of info there that so many others would CHARGE the general public to access. Jimmy Wales won't be remembered in 500 years, but Wikipedia sure will be.
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