Why Does Wikipedia Work?

By NPR/TED Staff

July 12, 2013

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Why We Collaborate.

About Jimmy Wales' TEDTalk

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

About Jimmy Wales

Jimmy Wales is one of the founders of Wikipedia, the self-organizing, self-correcting online encyclopedia anyone can edit. After Wikipedia's launch in 2001, it became one of the most used repositories of knowledge on the planet, with more than one million articles in English and hundreds of thousands in dozens of other languages, all freely available.

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