Jimmy Wales on what's next for Wikipedia

Founder of the online community-written encyclopedia talks to Silicon.com about what's next for the site and why it needs geeks of all kinds.

Jimmy Wales gives a keynote address at the 2009 Symbian Exchange and Exposition. Natasha Lomas/Silicon.com
In an exclusive interview, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales talks to Silicon.com's Natasha Lomas about what's next for Wikipedia and why the site needs geeks of all kinds.

If you've ever written something about Jimmy Wales and posted it online, chances are he's read it. He mentions a Twitter post I made, prior to our interview, asking whether people think he's a hero or villain.

With my tweet I'd been hoping to get a feel for opinion on the Wikipedia, Wikimedia and Wikia founder. Which is he then, I ask? Hero or villain?

"Oh I would say both," he replies with a smile. "Depends on who you are."

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Natasha Lomas is the Mobile Phones Editor for CNET UK, where she writes reviews, news and features. Previously she was Senior Reporter at Silicon.com, covering mobile technology in the business sphere. She's been covering tech online since 2005.

 

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