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Jimmy Wales:
The birth of Wikipedia

TEDGlobal 2005 · 20:01 · Filmed Jul 2005
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Jimmy Wales: The birth of Wikipedia
20:01 · Filmed July 2005 at TEDGlobal 2005 · Subtitles available in 30 languages

Jimmy Wales recalls how he assembled "a ragtag band of volunteers," gave them tools for collaborating and created Wikipedia, the self-organizing, self-correcting, never-finished online encyclopedia.

Founder of Wikipedia
With a vision for a free online encyclopedia, Wales assembled legions of volunteer contributors, gave them tools for collaborating, and created the self-organizing, self-correcting, ever-expanding, multilingual encyclopedia of the future. Full bio
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