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1 00:00:01,114 --> 00:00:05,414 (The State of Wikipedia)

<!--1.1 00:00:05,414 --*> 00:00:06,414 (Speaker: Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia.) --> 

2 00:00:06,414 --> 00:00:08,000 (Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia)

3 00:00:08,000 --> 00:00:11,100 Wikipedia is one of the most important websites on the Internet today

4 00:00:11,100 --> 00:00:16,000 but you might be surprised to learn it began as a side project of another online encyclopedia.

5 00:00:16,000 --> 00:00:22,300 That was called Nupedia, to be a traditional encyclopedia written by experts

6 00:00:22,300 --> 00:00:27,500 free and online - but only one person had final publishing authority and it wasn't quite taking off.

7 00:00:30,000 --> 00:00:36,300 As the founder of Nupedia, I led the group to establish a farm team of sorts for future Nupedia articles.

8 00:00:36,300 --> 00:00:42,500 We used a new software platform to make collaboration easy - the wiki - Wikipedia.

9 00:00:45,000 --> 00:00:48,500 It happened to be the perfect way to write many pages very quickly.

10 00:00:48,500 --> 00:00:52,900 Soon enough, Nupedia couldn't keep up and Wikipedia took center stage.

11 00:00:53,100 --> 00:00:58,700 We were creating not just a free content encyclopedia but a "free encyclopedia that anyone can edit." 

12 00:00:58,800 --> 00:01:04,500 Other language editions appeared quickly - over 270 at last count

13 00:01,04,600 --> 00:01:08,900 and it was soon followed by sister projects like Wikisource, Wikinews and Wiktionary.

14 00:01:08,900 --> 00:01:15,200 In 2003, I created the Wikimedia Foundation to ensure that Wikipedia could keep up with its own growth.

15 00:01:15,200 --> 00:01:18,800 Wikipedia gets almost 400 million visitors every month

16 00:01:18,900 --> 00:01:22,200 and the list of sites visited more often is very short and very famous.

17 00:01:22,300 --> 00:01:27,950 Wikipedia celebrates its tenth anniversary in January 2011

18 00:01:28,000 --> 00:01:31,500 and in these ten years has become one of the most popular websites in the world.

19 00:01:31,500 --> 00:01:37,400 I still lead the community and the Wikimedia Foundation helps us to make Wikipedia what it is today.

20 00:01:37,500 --> 00:01:39,300 Who does edit Wikipedia?

21 00:01:39,350 --> 00:01:44,000 Over time, as many as 1.2 million people have contributed to Wikipedia.

22 00:01:44,000 --> 00:01:49,990 As of 2010, there are more than 11 million monthly edits to all Wikipedias in all languages.

23 00:01:50,000 --> 00:01:55,200 According to one survey, we have about twice the proportion of Ph.Ds compared to the general public.

24 00:01:55,300 --> 00:02:03,200 On the English Wikipedia almost 50% have no religion and 14.6% of French editors claim to believe in Pastafarianism.

25 00:02:03,300 --> 00:02:06,100 It would be fair to say that most Wikipedians are not average.

26 00:02:06,200 --> 00:02:11,300 One reason, maybe, is that editing a single page is easy, but getting heavily involved is harder.

27 00:02:11,400 --> 00:02:16,400 The community is defined by more than 200 combined policies, guidelines and essays

28 00:02:16,400 --> 00:02:20,100 to say nothing of the discussions and reviews, committees and noticeboards

29 00:02:20,100 --> 00:02:21,400 WikiProjects and more.

30 00:02:21,500 --> 00:02:25,350 All the site content is decided by Wikipedia's volunteer contributors.

31 00:02:25,350 --> 00:02:28,900 The Wikimedia Foundation has no editorial role whatsoever.

32 00:02:29,800 --> 00:02:33,400 The Foundation's job is to keep the servers running and the lights on, but there's more to it than that.

33 00:02:33,400 --> 00:02:36,300 The Foundation is also growing Wikipedia's presence worldwide

34 00:02:36,400 --> 00:02:43,200 more data centers to speed up Wikipedia worldwide and even bringing its first office outside of the United States to India.

35 00:02:43,300 --> 00:02:46,800 Wikipedia is already very popular in the West and in the North.

36 00:02:46,800 --> 00:02:50,700 A new challenge is going to be making Wikipedia available to the developing world, as well.

37 00:02:50,750 --> 00:02:54,500 The Foundation is a charity and runs entirely on donations

38 00:02:54,600 --> 00:03:00,200 some from corporations and institutions, but the vast majority from its millions of editors and readers.

39 00:03:00,200 --> 00:03:05,300 It's incredible what has been accomplished already, but Wikipedia is far from done.

40 00:03:05,300 --> 00:03:09,500 As any reader knows, some articles are very good, but some are not.

41 00:03:09,600 --> 00:03:11,200 Wikipedia still needs a lot of work.

42 00:03:11,300 --> 00:03:13,500 Yet, this is a new challenge.

43 00:03:13,500 --> 00:03:17,400 Not just building an encyclopedia from scratch, but making it better

44 00:03:17,400 --> 00:03:22,500 more accurate, more citations. Not just broad, but deep.

45 00:03:22,650 --> 00:03:27,000 There's never been anything like Wikipedia before, and its future horizon is very, very long.

46 00:03:27,100 --> 00:03:31,300 As Wikipedia enters its second decade, it's up to all of us to make sure it gets even better.

47 00:03:27,300 --> 00:03:35,000 (Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia)

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