Wikipedia Co-Founder: Openness Is Not the Enemy of Quality


The Wikipedia model – one of open collaboration by the entire world – has been under fire since it was recently revealed that the site would be adding a new layer of editorial oversight for articles about living individuals. Some even questioned the future of the collaboration model that Wikipedia pioneered. We were curious as well.

We’ve just heard from someone who was able to address those concerns: Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia. He took the stage today at the Social Ad Summit in New York City to discuss the Wikipedia model and the rules of building community. Here are some of the highlights of his talk:

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