Happy birthday, Wikipedia
Posted by Martin Poulter on 15 January 2011
This week we celebrate ten years of the world’s free encyclopedia. The official birthday is today, being celebrated at hundreds of get-togethers as well as online events. Sue Gardner, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, has a round-up of some of the more interesting media coverage, including a remarkable column by the vice-president of Oxford University Press and Lifehacker’s How Wikipedia Can Make You A More Tolerant Person.
Earlier in the week, Jimmy Wales came to Bristol to two talks, one at the Cathedral School and a public talk at the University of Bristol’s Victoria Rooms. Lots of video, public discussion and media interviews emerged from the day. Below is a ten-minute video interview for BBC Focus magazine, conducted in the Watershed.
My tiny contribution to this video was to get the backdrop poster printed, and help stick it to the wall.