The History of Wikipedia (in two minutes)

The History of Wikipedia (in two minutes)

This is a short video about how the online information repository Wikipedia came into being.

NOTE: This video is intended to be a very simple overview of the Wikipedia project. With that said, the video does gloss over Larry Sanger’s contributions to Wikipedia, and it oversimplifies his reasons for leaving the project. As pointed out by Larry Sanger himself, Mr. Sanger did approve of, and support Wikipedia as a free, open source, online encyclopedia; however, he was critical of “certain aspects of the Wikipedia project.”

More information on Larry Sanger’s role in Wikipedia’s development, and his criticism of the model, can be found here:

http://features.slashdot.org/story/05/04/18/164213/the-early-history-of-nupedia-and-wikipedia-a-memoir

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