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Profile of Wikipedia Founder

Florida Trend carries a lengthy profile of Jimmy Wales, the man behind perhaps the most successful consumer generated media site, Wikipedia.

website is among the 100 mostvisited on the internet, according to
the web-traffic analysis firm Alexa. The firm reports that Wikipedia
is the 58th-mostvisited site globally, compared to a 69th-place
ranking for, the citizen-expert site acquired by the New
York Times earlier this year for $410 million…

… Wikipedia’s growth is due chiefly to its ability to engage
volunteers in the collaborative process. Some 20,000 people a month
edit Wikipedia, with about 3,000 doing the majority of the tasks.

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